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[ mom-ee ]
/ ˈmɒm i /

noun, plural mom·me.

a Japanese unit of weight equal to 3.75 grams.

Nearby words

momento, momentous, momentum, momism, momma, momme, mommsen, mommsen, theodor, mommy, mommy porn, mommy track

Origin of momme

1720–30; < Japanese, equivalent to mon- letter (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese wén) + -me(y) eye (earlier *mai) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for momme

  • Persimmons of a hundred momme (375 grammes) each; twenty cartloads for the profit of the house at the fall of the year.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari|James S. De Benneville
  • The average weight of Japanese is recorded as 13 kwan 830 momme.

    The Foundations of Japan|J.W. Robertson Scott