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mammy

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Pronunciation: /ˈmami
 
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Definition of mammy in English:

noun (plural mammies)

informal
1A child’s word for their mother: he was screaming for his mammy
More example sentences
  • His mammy is going to buy him a lot of wire brushes for the job!
  • Robert's sisters, Louise and Chloe, along with his mammy and daddy, Paula and Tony, wish Robert a happy birthday.
  • ‘I know Mark Feehily is dying to get home and tuck into his mammy's turkey and cranberry sauce,’ Kian said.

Origin

early 16th century: from mam + -y2; compare with mommy and mummy2.

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