nounBritish informal or dialect
One’s mother: my mam would have had a fit if I’d gone out dressed like that [as name]: it was better when Mam was alive
More example sentences
- But mam, I can't stay in the same room as them!
- The hardest task was to go to mam in her eighties and break the news.
- I managed to say goodbye to mam and my siblings by making myself think of something else as we hugged, but my dad, to whom I was closest, locked himself in the bathroom.
Late 16th century: perhaps imitative of a child's first syllables (see mama).
Words that rhyme with mamam, Amsterdam, Assam, Bram, cam, cham, cheongsam, clam, cram, dam, damn, drachm, dram, exam, femme, flam, gam, glam, gram, ham, jam, jamb, lam, lamb, mesdames, Omar Khayyám, Pam, pram, pro-am, ram, Sam, scam, scram, sham, Siam, slam, Spam, swam, tam, tram, Vietnam, wham, yam
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