Mamaw vs Memaw - What's the difference?

mamaw | memaw | Alternative forms |

Mamaw is an alternative form of memaw.


As nouns the difference between mamaw and memaw

is that mamaw is (us|dialect|southern us) grandmother, especially maternal grandmother while memaw is (us|dialect|southern us) grandmother.

mamaw

English

Alternative forms

* mammaw

Noun

(en noun)
  • (US, dialect, Southern US) grandmother, especially maternal grandmother
  • (US, dialect, Southern US, less commonly) mother
  • See also

    * papaw

    memaw

    English

    Alternative forms

    * mamaw, meemaw

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, dialect, Southern US) grandmother
  • Usage notes

    * Similar to papaw and pepaw (grandfather). Mamaw, meemaw and memaw mean "grandmother", and are often used to refer to both grandmothers, or sometimes to a great grandmother.