a mummy's boy

a mummy's/mother's boy

  (British & Australian) also a mama's boy (American)
a boy or man who allows his mother to have too much influence on him Derek's a bit of a mummy's boy. He finished with his last girlfriend because his mother disapproved. He was often depicted as a weak-willed mama's boy with a domineering mother.
See the boy next door
See also: boy
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A mate said: "Dale's a bit of a mummy's boy and always rings her wherever he might be.
She's obviously succeeded where I have failed, digging the knife in even further by declaring he's a mummy's boy.
London, July 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that certain names can suggest whether they will be a mummy's boy or a daddy's girl.
But Joe - raised in a tiny flat by mum Eileen after dad Jim walked out when he was one - really was a mummy's boy, Carly revealed.
Ruth Mae Dukes reveals the martial arts expert was once a mummy's boy who got his sister to fight his battles.
To the average onlooker a mummy's boy will appear docile
KERRY Katona has called Brian McFadden a mummy's boy, claiming that he wouldn't see his kids if it wasn't for his mother Mairead.
IT'S okay to be a mummy's boy when you're a boy but it's time your husband grew up.