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

Examples of mama's boy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By his own admission, Dustin Vitale is a mama's boy. Steve Hartman, CBS News, 26 Mar. 2021 Before that day, the chipper 23-year-old was known as a mama's boy. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, 3 June 2020 Both huge mama's boys, doing any and everything for our mothers. Trey Moses, Indianapolis Star, 30 Apr. 2017 That said, did anyone else see Dr. G as a mama's boy? Nina Metz,, 25 June 2018 Aiken credits his character to his mother, calling himself a mama's boy even now. Allison Glock, Esquire, 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 24 May. 2022.

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