mother or grandmotherNote: This term, primarily used in the South, is offensive in many non-dialect uses, particularly when referring to a black woman caring for white children.
Why, de 'lectric light o' Heaven
Seems to settle on de spot,
When yo' mammy says de blessin'
An' de co'n pone 's hot.
Work in which this term appears
When de Co'n Pone's Hot