See also: Momo, mómo, mòmò, and момо

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
A plate of momo from Nepal

From Tibetan མོག་མོག (mog mog), from Mandarin 饃饃馍馍 (mómo).

NounEdit

momo (plural momos)

  1. A type dumpling from Nepal, Ladakh or Tibet made with a simple flour and water dough filled with meat, vegetables or cheese.
    • 2007 July 1, “Far East of the U.N.”, in New York Times[1]:
      Many dishes show a direct influence of China or India; for example, momos, or Tibetan dumplings, look like Chinese pot-stickers.
    • 2022 January 25, Christina Morales, “How the Air Fryer Crisped Its Way Into America’s Heart”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      She heated handpies and tofu in her off-campus apartment, and at her home in India, she heats momos, dehydrates mangoes and cooks whole, shelled peanuts.
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Etymology 2Edit

Clipping and reduplication of moron.

NounEdit

momo (plural momos)

  1. (US, slang, derogatory) A moron.
    • 1995, Nicholas Pileggi; Martin Scorsese, Casino, spoken by Ace (Robert De Niro):
      The probability on one-four-reel machine is a million and a half to one. On three machines in a row, it's in the billions. It cannot happen… would not happen, you fuckin' momo!

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AdangmeEdit

AdverbEdit

momo

  1. already

AiwooEdit

VerbEdit

momo

  1. to chew (in order to swallow)

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HopiEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

momo (plural momòot)

  1. bee

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

momo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of もも

KholosiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit माम (māma, uncle).

NounEdit

momo m

  1. (family) maternal uncle

ReferencesEdit

  • Eric Anonby; Hassan Mohebi Bahmani (2014), “Shipwrecked and Landlocked: Kholosi, an Indo-Aryan Language in South-west Iran”, in Cahier de Studia Iranica xx[3], pages 13-36

MaoriEdit

NounEdit

momo

  1. a type, a kind, a species, a breed, a variety, a race, a genre

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

momo m (plural momos)

  1. King Momo (character representing the king of carnival in Latin America)
  2. momo

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain:

Cognate to Portuguese momo, Aragonese momo, Catalan mom, French momon (mask).

NounEdit

momo m (plural momos)

  1. funny face; silly face

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ R:es:Roberts:2014

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TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From apparent reduplication of the first syllable of multo.

NounEdit

momo

  1. Alternative form of mumo