- diminutive term for a young girl [lit. 'little mama']
- "Sweet dreams, mameleh, I'll see you in the morning."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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