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old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
female; mother
simp. and trad.
(老母)

Pronunciation 1Edit


NounEdit

老母

  1. (chiefly Cantonese, Min Nan, informal, non-face-to-face) mom; mother
Usage notesEdit

In Cantonese, it may be considered offensive or crude.

SynonymsEdit
Dialectal synonyms of 媽媽 (“mum (non-face-to-face)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 母親
Mandarin Beijing 媽媽, ,
Taiwan 媽媽,
Tianjin 媽媽,
Harbin , 媽媽
Shenyang 媽媽
Jinan , 媽媽,
Muping
Wanrong
Wanrong (Ronghe)
Xi'an
Xining 阿媽, 媽媽, 姆媽
Xuzhou 媽媽, , 大兒
Yinchuan
Lanzhou , 老媽
Ürümqi 老娘
Wuhan 姆媽, 媽媽, 老娘, 黎山老 slang, 孟子見 dated slang
Chengdu 媽媽,
Guiyang , 老媽 humorous
Liuzhou , 阿媽, 娘老, 老媽子
Kunming 媽媽
Yangzhou 媽媽, 姆媽, 老娘
Nanjing , 姆媽,
Hefei , 媽爺
Nantong 娘嬭
Cantonese Guangzhou 老母
Hong Kong 老母, 老媽子, 阿媽, 媽咪, 媽打
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou) 老母, 阿奶
Taishan
Dongguan 阿媽, 阿奶, 阿姐, 老母, 老乸 Changping, 媽媽 childish, 媽咪 childish
Yunfu 老母
Yangjiang 阿奶
Xinyi 老母
Nanning , 老乸
Kuala Lumpur 老媽子
Gan Nanchang 姆媽,
Lichuan , 家母
Pingxiang 姆媽, 娘老子
Hakka Meixian 哀仔
Xingning 哀哩, 阿媽
Huidong (Daling) 阿姆,
Qujiang 哀子
Lianshan (Xiaosanjiang) 阿姆
Changting 哀哩
Pingyu 哀子
Wuping 哀哩
Liancheng
Ninghua 姆媽
Ruijin , 乳子
Shicheng
Shangyou 姐佬
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 哀仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 哀仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 哀仔
Dongshi (Dabu)
Hsinchu (Raoping) 哀仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Hong Kong 阿姆
Senai 吾媽
Singkawang
Huizhou Jixi ,
Jin Taiyuan 媽媽,
Xinzhou , 波波
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou 娘嬭
Fuqing 娘嬭
Matsu 娘嬭
Min Nan Xiamen 老母, 娘嬭, 阿娘
Quanzhou 老母, 阿娘
Zhangzhou 老母, 娘嬭
Taipei 老母
Kaohsiung 老母
Tainan 老母
Taichung 老母, 媽媽
Hsinchu 老母
Lukang 老母
Sanxia 老母
Yilan 老母
Kinmen 老母, 俺母
Magong 老母
Penang 老母
Singapore 老母
Philippines (Manila) 老母
Chaozhou 阿嬡
Shantou ,
Haifeng , 媽媽
Johor Bahru 我媽
Haikou
Leizhou , , 尼母, 尼姨 dated
Pinghua Nanning (Tingzi) , 老娘, , , 阿媼 dated
Wu Shanghai
Suzhou , 姆媽
Hangzhou 姆媽, 媽媽,
Wenzhou 阿媽, 阿奶,
Chongming
Danyang ,
Jinhua
Ningbo 阿娘
Xiang Changsha 媽媽, , 姆媽, 娘老子
Shuangfeng 姆媽,
Loudi 依爺, 姆媽, , 娘老子
Derived termsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit


NounEdit

老母

  1. (literary) one's aging mother
  2. (literary) old woman