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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    big mama

    Some of it belonged to Stacey, Christopher, and John,not to mention the part that belonged to big mama and mama. However, papa never divided the land in his mind; it was simply the land of our family. For it, (b) he would work the long, hot summer pounding steel; mama would teach and run the farm; and big mama, in her sixties,would work like a woman in her twenties in the cotton fields and keep the house; but always, the taxes would be paid. Papa said that one day I would understand.

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    Does "big mama" mean "grandmother"?

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    #2

    Re: big mama

    It seems so.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: big mama

    What does it normally mean?

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    #4

    Re: big mama

    It doesn't mean anything in BrE.

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    #5

    Re: big mama

    In AmE, "big mama" can refer to a large-framed and/or overweight woman. It also can describe a woman who is in charge of something.

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    #6

    Re: big mama

    Do you think it means grandma here?

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    #7

    Re: big mama

    Yes. Grandma may be the matriarch of the family.

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