Asked by: Jennifer Galvin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th May, 2020

Where did the term Madea come from?

In the case of the Tyler Perry character, the name was taken from a phrase (madea or madear) used in the American south meaning "mother dear". It may also be a variant spelling of MEDEA.

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Herein, what does Madea stand for?

madea means mother dear in the south.

One may also ask, who is behind Madea? Tyler Perry

Simply so, does Madea mean Grandma?

Madea is a cross between two words, Mother, and Dearest. It's particularly a southern term for grandmother.

Where is Tyler Perry from originally?

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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