noun 1. the fictitious author of a collection of nursery rhymes first published in London (about 1760) under the title of Mother Goose’s Melody. noun 1. the imaginary author of the collection of nursery rhymes published in 1781 in London as Mother Goose’s Melody probably a translation of mid-17c. French contes de ma mère l’oye, […]
- Mother goose rhymes
The brief, traditional, anonymous verses, or nursery rhymes, learned by children in the English-speaking world. Among the best-known Mother Goose rhymes are “Humpty Dumpty,” “Jack and Jill,” “Little Miss Muffet,” and “Old King Cole.”
noun 1. a person who attends to the welfare of others, especially one who is fussily protective.
[muhth -er-hoo d] /ˈmʌð ərˌhʊd/ noun 1. the state of being a ; maternity. 2. the qualities or spirit of a . 3. collectively. adjective 4. having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable: legislation pushed through on a motherhood basis. /ˈmʌðəˌhʊd/ noun 1. the state of being […]