mother's boy

noun

: 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
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“Mother's boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mother%27s%20boy. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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