A sort-of-friend keeps calling me this, it sounds like mom haha which would be weird.
It's a name of affection. An old neighbor of mine whom I still keep in touch with has a four year old daughter, shes half mexican and Ive known her most of her life, I call her mami or mama, it's like saying honey. It is a spanish cultural thing. It can also be like saying baby if you say it to a girlfriend of someone you want like that. Haha, either he thinks of you as a sister, or he wants yo sh1t!
He probably meant to say "honey", "sweetheart" or "sexy"
I'm mexican - American but I go to Mexico often
and when they have told me "mami" it's most referring to
the body.. also hispanic/latino call their moms "mami"
sorta like to get their attention in a cute way jeje :)
Usually it means like "baby girl" or "little ma'ma" its just someone calling you pretty or attractive. I hear it all the time when I go to the Flea market and theirs lots of Latin men out there.
Mami, is generally an abbreviation of the word mammagram, when middle aged women have their breasts scanned/ squeezed by machine to check for developing cancer cells.
It's a way to refer to a spicy, familiar, complementary and friendly way to a Hot latina lady......
Many hispanic kids call their moms "mami" and as mentioned it's also a term of endearment.
In Spanish countries men call attractive women mami and women call handsome men papi.
In German it's yet another nickname for mother.
In Bahasa Indonesia it is for mama.