Definition of ouma in English:

ouma

noun

South African
  • Used as a respectful or affectionate form of address for a grandmother or elderly woman.

    ‘come now, ouma, she'll be all right’
    • ‘She says that some of the recipes have been handed down from her ouma; others have come from friends and recipe books.’
    • ‘Even today as a grown man he swears his ouma was far more entertaining than TV.’
    • ‘Doilies are the kitsch crocheted napkins that people remember ouma using for afternoon teas.’
    grandma, granny
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Origin

Afrikaans, ‘grandmother’.

Pronunciation

ouma

/ˈəʊmə/