One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
mother, female parent, materfamilias, matriarch
biological mother, birth mother, foster mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, surrogate mother
ma, mam, mammy, old dear, old lady, old woman
North American mom, mommy
dated mama, mamma
rare progenitress, progenitrix
1‘he was keeping mum about his future plans’
silent, quiet, mute, dumb, tight-lipped, close-mouthed, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, reticent, secretive
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