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mom

[mom]
noun Informal.
  1. mother1.
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Origin of mom

short for momma
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Related Words for moms

grandmother, parent, mommy, mum, matron, matriarch, mama, ma, mumsy

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British Dictionary definitions for moms

mom

noun
  1. mainly US and Canadian an informal word for mother 1
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Word Origin and History for moms

mom

n.

1867, American English, perhaps a shortening of mommy; also see mamma. Adjectival phrase mom and pop dates from 1951.

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