mama's boy


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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Recent Examples on the Web Before that day, the chipper 23-year-old was known as a mama's boy. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "America's legacy of lynching isn't all history. Many say it's still happening today," 3 June 2020 Both huge mama's boys, doing any and everything for our mothers. Trey Moses, Indianapolis Star, "'I saw the body of a brother and a best friend.' How Trey Moses deals with depression and loss of a teammate," 30 Apr. 2017 That said, did anyone else see Dr. G as a mama's boy? Nina Metz,, "‘Claws’ Episode 3 recap: 5 things to know about ‘Russian Navy’ and the sinking of the S.S. Jen," 25 June 2018 Aiken credits his character to his mother, calling himself a mama's boy even now. Allison Glock, Esquire, "Clay Aiken Doesn't Sing Anymore," 1 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of mama's boy

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Mama's boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mama's boy

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

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