mother hen

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mother hen

noun

: a person who worries about, cares for, or watches over other people in a way that is annoying or unwanted

Full Definition of MOTHER HEN

:  a person who assumes an overly protective maternal attitude

Examples of MOTHER HEN

  1. a football coach who fusses over his players like a mother hen

First Known Use of MOTHER HEN

1952

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