bamaw = 'grandmother'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 20 14:59:17 UTC 2014

Brace yourself: not in DARE.  Development of "mamaw."

Quite a few Google hits.

2001 "Shelly r" [sic] _Entertaining Jonathan_ (Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse)
194: “Bamaw, Bamaw, we're back,” Sunny Daye called, as she banged the front
door behind her.

2009 Winston Groom _Vicksburg 1863_ (N.Y.: Random House) 258: “But why did
they do it, Bamaw?” the child asked.


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