mother hen

noun

Definition of mother hen

  1. :  a person who assumes an overly protective maternal attitude

Examples of mother hen in a sentence

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

1952

First Known Use of mother hen

1952


MOTHER HEN Defined for English Language Learners

mother hen

noun

Definition of mother hen for English Language Learners

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

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