a strict mother, especially an East Asian, who demands academic excellence and obedience from her children.
- Also Informal, tiger mom .
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How to use tiger mother in a sentence
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Chua quipped that in China, her controversial book Battle Hymn of the tiger mother is considered normal parenting.
At least on occasion, Chua has used her tiger mother methods to push her already accomplished husband to make more of himself.
The action of the tiger mother was not different, except that she gave a revengeful growl when she got her baby back.Twenty Years in Europe | Samuel H. M. Byers
British Dictionary definitions for tiger mother
a very strict mother who demands that her children reach a high level of achievement
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