mother figure


noun

a woman embodying or seeming to embody the qualities of an idealized conception of the female parent, eliciting from others the emotional responses that a child typically has toward its mother.

Nearby words

  1. mother church,
  2. mother city,
  3. mother country,
  4. mother cyst,
  5. mother earth,
  6. mother goddess,
  7. mother goose,
  8. mother goose rhymes,
  9. mother hen,
  10. mother house

Also called mother image.

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