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 n.— «Perry’s most successful creation is Madea, a recurring character who is a large, elderly woman with a bad wig and humongous breasts. Her name, a southern colloquialism for “grandmother,” comes from combining the words “Mama Dear.”» —“A Showbiz Whiz” by Brett Pulley Forbes Sept. 15, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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