soccer mom


Definition of soccer mom

: a typically suburban mother who accompanies her children to their soccer games and is considered as part of a significant voting bloc or demographic group

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Recent Examples on the Web Whether known as soccer moms, security moms, or some other label, suburban women have been a critically important swing group of voters., "Analysis: Tuesday’s elections highlight the anti-Trump fervor in America’s suburbs - The Boston Globe," 7 Nov. 2019 Suburban soccer moms dropped off supplies by the minivan load. Erin Cox, Washington Post, "Years before Trump’s attacks, Freddie Gray’s death sparked a huge effort to heal Baltimore. It wasn’t enough.," 1 Aug. 2019 Greener Grass Suburban soccer moms vie for social supremacy in this satire written, directed by and starring Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Movies opening in L.A. this week: ‘Maleficent,’ ‘Zombieland’ sequels and more," 13 Oct. 2019 Workington Man replaces Worcester Woman, the British equivalent of America’s soccer mom, or the swing voter that pollsters and demographers once identified as a key target in terms of campaign and policy. Rashmee Roshan Lall, Quartz, "The UK’s general election is the most unpredictable in a generation," 30 Oct. 2019 But federal tax credits and local incentives, like access to California's carpool lanes, should still see some soccer moms joining the plugin revolution. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "On the road with Audi’s new Q5 and A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrids," 15 Oct. 2019 Are soccer moms going to make the switch from kombucha to hard coffee in their water bottles? Lisa Futterman,, "PBR for breakfast? New hard coffee offers a different kind of buzz — and nails it," 27 Aug. 2019 Matcheson doesn’t care that a minivan could have the stigma of a 1990s soccer mom. Tom Krisher, Washington Post, "Correction: Minivan-Not Dead Yet story," 8 Aug. 2019 But as the Cayenne’s success demonstrates, apparently there are plenty of people — soccer moms and otherwise — willing to pony up. Charles Fleming,, "Porsche’s 2019 Cayenne Turbo can haul your groceries from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of soccer mom

1973, in the meaning defined above

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31 Dec 2019

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“Soccer mom.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of soccer mom

US, informal : a mother usually from the middle class who brings her children to soccer games and similar activities

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