Meaning of mam in English:

mam

Pronunciation /mam/

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noun

  • 1British informal, dialect One's mother.

    • ‘my mam would have had a fit if I'd gone out dressed like that’
    • ‘I had to look after the other children while Mam worked’
  • 2US informal A term of respectful or polite address used for any woman.

    • ‘‘You all ride them horses down here?’ ‘Yes, mam.’’

Origin

Mid 16th century (in mam (sense 1)): perhaps imitative of a child's first syllables (see mama); mam (sense 2) is a variant of ma'am.