mama's boy

noun

Definition of mama's boy

: a usually polite or timid boy or man who is extremely or excessively close to and solicitous of his mother

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First Known Use of mama's boy

1850

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Definition of mama's boy for English Language Learners

  • : a boy or man who is seen as weak because he is controlled or protected too much by his mother


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