mamas

mama

[mah-muh; for 1 also muh-mah]
noun
1.
Informal. mother.
2.
Slang.
a.
a sexually attractive, usually mature woman.
b.
one's wife.
Also, mamma.


Origin:
1545–55; nursery word, with parallels in other European languages, probably in part inherited or borrowed, in part newly formed; compare Latin mamma, Greek mámmē breast, mama (see mamma2), French maman mama, Welsh mam mother (< *mammā)

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mama (məˈmɑː)
 
n
old-fashioned an informal word for mother

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mama
early 19c. spelling variant of mamma (q.v.). Meaning "sexually attractive woman" first recorded 1925 in black slang; mama's boy "soft, effeminate male" is from 1896.
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