a strict mother, especially an East Asian, who demands academic excellence and obedience from her children.
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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a very strict mother who demands that her children reach a high level of achievement
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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