What Does it Mean When a Guy Calls You Mami?

By on December 22, 2016

It’s not everyday you’ll hear a guy call you a word like ‘mami’, but it does happen once in awhile. Not everyone is very well acquainted with the term as it’s coined from an entirely different language. When you hear it you may think to yourself how similar to mommy it sounds… This may weird some people out. But, don’t worry, mami isn’t as bad as it sounds. No, he’s not calling you mom, so just take a breath and relax. We’re here to tell you what he’s really trying to say to you.

Mami originates from the Spanish language. Although mami was originally meant to define a mother, it has now been turned into a slang term that’s commonly used. Mami is essentially him calling you sexy, honey or baby. It’s a spicier pet name that’s usually used on a girl that a man has an attraction for or is in some sort of relationship with. You may also often hear mamacita or ma, which are just different variations of mami. Trust us, it’s a complement and there’s no need to worry. He’s not looking to call you his mother, he’s just trying to tell you he thinks you’re sexy.

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    M

    July 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    What does it mean if he says it in a non-chalant way? For example, this guy that I have mutual friends with (don’t know him very well) said “hope you enjoy your dinner mami” as I was leaving a friend gathering to grab dinner. Is that being flirtatious or casual?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 26, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      His behaviors may be flirtatious or casual. If this is a new behavior, then he likely is flirting with you. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, M!

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    D

    June 7, 2018 at 7:30 am

    great explanation!

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 8, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive comment. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, D!

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