mother's boy

noun

Definition of mother's boy

  1. :  a boy or young man who is excessively attached to his mother; especially :  one who as a result of such an attachment is disinclined to follow masculine pursuits or assume masculine responsibilities his grandfather … fearing that the youth was on his way to becoming a mother's boy, taught him to swim at an early age — E. J. Kahn — compare mama's boy

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