[ mom-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈmɒm ɪz əm /
noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
excessive adulation of the mother and undue dependence on maternal care or protection, resulting in absence or loss of maturity and independence.
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Origin of momism
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/ (ˈmɒmɪzəm) /
US informal the excessive domination of a child by his or her mother
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