a single-family operated business with few (or no) employees other than the owners
My grandparents owned a mom-and-pop grocery store when I was growing up.
[mom-bah-sah, -bas-uh] /mɒmˈbɑ sɑ, -ˈbæs ə/ noun 1. an island in S Kenya. 2. a seaport on this island. /mɒmˈbæsə/ noun 1. a port in S Kenya, on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean: the chief port for Kenya, Uganda, and NE Tanzania; became British in 1887, capital of the East […]
[mohm] /moʊm/ noun, Archaic. 1. a fool; blockhead.
[moh-muh nt] /ˈmoʊ mənt/ noun 1. an indefinitely short period of time; instant: I’ll be with you in a moment. 2. the present time or any other particular time (usually preceded by the): He is busy at the moment. 3. a definite period or stage, as in a course of events; juncture: at this moment […]
[moh-men-tuh m] /moʊˈmɛn təm/ noun, plural momenta [moh-men-tuh] /moʊˈmɛn tə/ (Show IPA), momentums. 1. force or speed of movement; impetus, as of a physical object or course of events: The car gained momentum going downhill. Her career lost momentum after two unsuccessful films. 2. Also called linear momentum. Mechanics. a quantity expressing the motion of […]