nounIndian • informal
- One’s mother (often used as a familiar form of address).More example sentences
- The early desert fathers and mothers, abbas and ammas, found it as they went to the desert to be alone and pray.
- Great respect is shown the father or abba, and mother, amma.
- In his paper on the evolution of the Urdu novel, he made an important connection of story telling with the age old tradition of dadi ammas - the elderly women in the family who used to tell little children stories.
probably derived from a child's word, perhaps influenced by amah.