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momism

[ mom-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈmɒm ɪz əm /
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noun

(sometimes initial capital letter) excessive adulation of one's mother and undue dependence on maternal care or protection, resulting in an absence or loss of maturity and independence.
a saying or remark that is characteristic of a mother talking to her child.

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Origin of momism

mom + -ism; 1 coined by U.S. author Philip Wylie (1902–71) in Generation of Vipers (1942)
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British Dictionary definitions for momism

momism
/ (ˈmɒmɪzəm) /

noun

US informal the excessive domination of a child by his or her mother
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