mommy etymology

English word mommy comes from English -y, English mom ((Canada, US, West Midlands, colloquial, familiar) mother.)

Detailed word origin of mommy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
mom English (eng) (Canada, US, West Midlands, colloquial, familiar) mother.
mommy English (eng) (US, Canada, usually, childish) Mother.

Words with the same origin as mommy

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody