from The Century Dictionary.
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- noun African American Vernacular An elderly
- noun A title of respect for an elderly woman
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Mai maum finks ai wuz Jewish, Chinese, adn a kitteh in past libes.
"Highty-tighty!" said maum ', while her eyes sparkled alarmingly.
* In South Carolina "daddy" and "maum" are more common. from a feeling of politeness,
We are to have two new dresses, maum ', but Lilly's trouble is that she hasn't any jewelry. "
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II-II, Q. x, a. 11): "Ritus infidelium tolerari possunt vel propter aliquod bonum, quod ex eis provenit, vel propter aliquod maum, quod vitatur" (Heathen worships can be tolerated either because of some good that results from them or because of some evil that is avoided).
"Hopps's laddie ate grosarts (gooseberries) till they hed to sit up a 'nicht wi' him, an 'naethin' wud do but they maum hae the doctor, an 'he writes' immediately 'on a slip o' paper.
I'll explain; so move off now, Sir, move off, for I sees a customer coming -- survant maum. "
Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)