mama's boy

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Origin of mama's boy

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called mother's boy.
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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. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]

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