How Do You Spell MAM?

Pronunciation: [mˈam] (IPA)

The spelling of the word "mam" is somewhat unusual, as it is often spelled differently in different dialects of English. In many dialects, it is spelled "mom" or "mum", but "mam" tends to be more common in certain regions, such as parts of the UK and Australia. The phonetic transcription for "mam" is /mæm/, with the first sound being a voiced bilabial nasal and the second being a voiced bilabial stop. This combination of sounds results in the word having a fairly strong and abrupt consonant sound.

MAM Meaning and Definition

  1. Mamma.

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Etymology of MAM

The word mam is a colloquial contraction of the term madam. It emerged in the 17th century as a familiar and informal way to address a woman of higher social standing. Over time, madam was shortened to ma'am and further reduced to mam. The etymology of madam itself can be traced back to Middle English and Old French, deriving from the Latin term mea domina, meaning my lady.

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Plural form of MAM is MAMS


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