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tiger mother

[tahy-ger muhth-er]
  1. a strict mother, especially an East Asian, who demands academic excellence and obedience from her children.
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Also Informal, tiger mom.

Origin of tiger mother

term popularized by Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother , title of a book (2011) by Amy Chua (born 1962)
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British Dictionary definitions for tiger mother

tiger mother

  1. a very strict mother who demands that her children reach a high level of achievement
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Word Origin for tiger mother

C21: coined by Amy Chua (b.1962) in her memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (2011)
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