Definition of mom in English:


Pronunciation /mäm/ /mɑm/

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informal, dialect North American, British
  • One's mother.

    • ‘my mom gave us each a slice of pizza’
    • ‘I'm waiting for Richard and Mom to get home’
    • ‘Some moms have a hard time facing the fact that their daughters are growing up and becoming young women.’
    • ‘This accredited course is designed for moms, dads, parents-to-be or those in care of infants.’
    • ‘For the moms, the days of getting up little late seemed to have ended.’
    • ‘The girls all met by the time they were 5 years old and their moms became friends in the process.’
    • ‘There is good news tonight on helping single moms back to work and off welfare.’
    • ‘In one of the most dramatic shifts our society has seen, two-thirds of all moms also work outside the home.’
    • ‘The moms sit in the kitchen drinking strong coffee and sharing pie and good conversation while the kids all run amok.’
    • ‘Why do we wait for one day a year to tell our moms, wives, we love them?’
    • ‘One of the other moms ran home and grabbed some trunks for the boy and he quickly went to romp with the other kids.’
    • ‘The group started a program for moms and tots that is still going today.’
    • ‘Many workers, particularly working moms, wanted flexible and reduced work times.’
    • ‘Tomorrow is the weekly park playdate I set up for the summer with the preschool moms.’
    • ‘A great many expectant moms work right up until the day they go into labour.’
    • ‘The moms and dads were as impressed with the inside of the cottage as the children were.’
    • ‘I open up my bathroom cabinet and realise I even have the same products my mom had.’
    • ‘All of a sudden my mom picks up the salt and pepper shakers and throws them at my dad's head.’
    • ‘They had a tiny office in the building my mom worked in, a kilometre or two from my house.’
    • ‘His mom had taken him out to get a new pair of shoes, but he found a problem with every one he tried.’
    • ‘My mom made it her duty to make countless trips to the ministry to get them to place me in a school.’
    • ‘People must wonder why my mom and daddy let us do that, but we were so wild that they couldn't control us.’


Late 19th century abbreviation of momma. Compare with mum.