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mama

Translation of mama in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 /ˈmɑːmə; ˈmæmə/ (American English/inglés norteamericano) momma 1.2 /məˈmɑː/ (British English/inglés británico) [dated/anticuado], mamá (feminine); (as form of address/como título de cortesía) mamá, madre [anticuado]
    Example sentences
    • And he meets some other kids, and those kids have two mamas or two papas.
    • The mamas and papas did not have to just watch their children have all the fun.
    • James Gandolfini plays Tom, the father of the household, and Catherine O'Hara is Christine, the mama to Tom's papa.

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