momma etymology

English word momma comes from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂-méh₂-, and later Proto-Germanic *mōmǭ (Aunt, auntie. Mama, mother.)

Detailed word origin of momma

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*méh₂-méh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mōmǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Aunt, auntie. Mama, mother.
*mōme Old English (ang)
mome Middle English (enm)
mama English (eng) (hypocoristic, usually, childish) Mother, female parent.
momma English (eng) (US, colloquial) mother. (slang) voluptuous woman. (slang) wife or girlfriend.

Words with the same origin as momma

Descendants of *méh₂-méh₂-
mama mamma mammy moan mom mommy moon moonlight moonshine mum mummy