Words for family members and other relatives in English, a West Germanic language spoken in many countries.
|parents||parents, mum and dad, mother and father, mater and pater, the parental units|
|father||father, pater (frm), dad, daddy, da, pa, papa, pop(s)|
|mother||mother, mater (frm), mum, mummy, mam, mammy, mom, mommy, ma, mama|
|children||children, offspring, kids, sprogs, rug-rats, ankle biters, little ones|
|husband||husband, hubby, old man, other half, better half|
|wife||wife, other half, better half, old lady, her indoors, missus, trouble (and strife)|
|grandfather||grandfather, grandpa, granddad, granddaddy, grandpapppy, gramps|
|grandmother||grandmother, grandma, granny, gran, nan, nana, gramms|
There are many words for some family members, particularly parents and grandparents. Some may only be used in one family, some are borrowed from other languages. There may be different words from a father's parents and a mother's parents in some families.
Trouble (and strife) is Cockney rhyming slang for wife.
Family words in English languages
Why not share this page:
Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.
If you're looking for home or car insurance in the UK, why not try Policy Expert?