Main definitions of mamma in English

: mamma1mamma2

mamma1

noun

  • variant spelling of mama

Main definitions of mamma in English

: mamma1mamma2

mamma2

noun

  • 1A milk-secreting organ of female mammals (in humans, the breast)

    • ‘Borellus remarks that he knew of a woman of ordinary size, each of whose mammae weighed about 30 pounds, and she supported them in bags hung about her neck.’
    • ‘Adult lions have 30 teeth and adult females have four mammae.’
    • ‘The breasts came to be understood as a sign of the anomalous nature of the human body, as other mammals do not have prominent mammae: only human females do.’
    • ‘In general, females have enough mammae for each young in the largest litters to have his or her own.’
    chest, bosom, breasts
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    1. 1.1A corresponding nonsecretory structure in male mammals.

Origin

Old English, from Latin, breast.