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mama's boy

a boy or man showing excessive attachment to or dependence on his mother.
Also called mother's boy.
Origin of mama's boy
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Slang definitions & phrases for mama's boy

mama's boy

noun phrase

A soft or effeminate boy or man; a male overly attached to his mother: the stale old mama's-boy-liberated-by-looneylovely (1896+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with mama's boy

mama's boy

A sissy, especially a boy or man excessively attached to his mother. For example, The children called Tom a mama's boy because he ran home with every little problem. This sexist expression has survived despite its pejorative tone. [ ; mid-1800s ]
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