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From Tibetan མོག་མོག (mog mog), from Mandarin 饃饃／馍馍 (mómo).
momo (plural momos or momo)
- A type of dumpling from Nepal, Ladakh or Tibet made with a simple flour and water dough and filled with meat, vegetables or cheese.
- 2007 July 1, “Far East of the U.N.”, in New York Times:
- Many dishes show a direct influence of China or India; for example, momos, or Tibetan dumplings, look like Chinese pot-stickers.
type of dumpling
Clipping and reduplication of moron.
momo (plural momos)
- (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!
- Momo (food) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Jonathon Green (2023), “momo n.”, in Green's Dictionary of Slang
- Eric Partridge (2005), “momo”, in Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor, editors, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, volume 2 (J–Z), London; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, →ISBN, page 1310.
- to chew (in order to swallow)
- Ross, M. & Næss, Å. (2007), “An Oceanic origin for Äiwoo, the language of the Reef Islands?”, in Oceanic Linguistics, volume 46, issue 2. Cited in: "Äiwoo" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.
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momo (plural momòot)
- Albert, Roy; Shaul, David Leedom (1985) A Concise Hopi and English Lexicon, John Benjamins Publishing Company, page 40
- Hopi Dictionary Project, The (1998) Hopi Dictionary: Hopìikwa Lavàytutuveni: A Hopi Dictionary of the Third Mesa Dialect with an English-Hopi Finder List and a Sketch of Hopi Grammar, Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, page 244
From Sanskrit माम (māma, “uncle”).
- (family) maternal uncle
- Eric Anonby; Hassan Mohebi Bahmani (2014), “Shipwrecked and Landlocked: Kholosi, an Indo-Aryan Language in South-west Iran”, in Cahier de Studia Iranica xx, pages 13-36
momo m (plural momos)
- from Vulgar Latin *mōmus, from Ancient Greek Μῶμος (Mômos, “god of satire and mockery”), from μῶμος (mômos);
- from an imitative Proto-Germanic root, whence Dutch mom (“mask”), German Mumme (“mask”) - see mummer.
- from Old French momer (“to wear a mask”), related to momon (“mask”), from an child's word expressing astonishment. Compare English mum.
Cognate to Portuguese momo, Aragonese momo, Catalan mom, French momon (“mask”).
momo m (plural momos)
- ^ R:es:Roberts:2014
- “momo”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014
From apparent reduplication of the first syllable of multo.
- Alternative form of mumo
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