One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used as a respectful or affectionate form of address for a grandmother or elderly woman.‘come now, ouma, she'll be all right’
grandma, grannyView synonyms
- ‘She says that some of the recipes have been handed down from her ouma; others have come from friends and recipe books.’
- ‘Doilies are the kitsch crocheted napkins that people remember ouma using for afternoon teas.’
- ‘Even today as a grown man he swears his ouma was far more entertaining than TV.’
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