Main definitions of mamma in English

: mamma1mamma2

mamma1

Translate mamma into Spanish

Pronunciation /ˈmämə/ /ˈmɑmə/

noun

variant spelling of mama

Pronunciation

mamma

/ˈmämə/ /ˈmɑmə/

Main definitions of mamma in English

: mamma1mamma2

mamma2

Translate mamma into Spanish

Pronunciation /ˈmamə/ /ˈmæmə/

nounmammae

  • 1technical A milk-secreting organ of female mammals (in humans, the breast).

    • ‘The breasts came to be understood as a sign of the anomalous nature of the human body, as other mammals do not have prominent mammae: only human females do.’
    • ‘Adult lions have 30 teeth and adult females have four mammae.’
    • ‘In general, females have enough mammae for each young in the largest litters to have his or her own.’
    • ‘Borellus remarks that he knew of a woman of ordinary size, each of whose mammae weighed about 30 pounds, and she supported them in bags hung about her neck.’
    chest, bosom, breasts
    1. 1.1A corresponding nonsecretory structure in male mammals.

Origin

Old English, from Latin, ‘breast’.

Pronunciation

mamma

/ˈmamə/ /ˈmæmə/