mommy track

noun

: a career path that allows a mother flexible or reduced work hours but tends to slow or block advancement

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Second, and maybe even more insidious, is the mommy track thing. Emily Peck, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mommy track was in 1988

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“Mommy track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mommy%20track. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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