mamma mia

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mama mia! (a misspelling of the Italian phrase)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

mamma mia!

  1. A mild expression of surprise, supposed to be typically used by Italians.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mamma (mom, mum) + mia (of mine).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

mamma mia!

  1. my goodness!, goodness me!