|Kanji in this term|
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親母 (hiragana おやは, romaji oyaha) 親母 (hiragana おふくろ, romaji ofukuro)
Similar to English usage of old woman, meaning both "an unrelated older woman" and "one’s own mother."
Word is relatively masculine in usage; a man is likely to use it to refer to his own mother.