big mama

big mama

noun (often initial capital letters) Informal.
1.
a man's sweetheart, girlfriend, or wife.
2.
a woman regarded as the head of a family.
3.
the female founder or a leading female member of a company, organization, movement, etc.
4.
Chiefly Southern U.S. grandmother.

Origin:
1950–55

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