[ hok-ee mom ]
/ ˈhɒk i ˌmɒm /
noun U.S. and Canada. Informal.
a mother who spends much time driving her children to hockey rinks, watching their games, and encouraging their participation in the sport: Hockey moms are made of tough stuff.
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- hockey stick,
- hockey, field,
- hockey, ice,
Origin of hockey mom
First recorded in 1955–60
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