mummy's boy

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mummy's boy

A boy or man who is particularly close with his mother to the point of being overly dependent on her. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Lynn dumped Mark because he was such a mummy's boy and always ran to her to fix his problems.
See also: boy

a ˈmummy’s/ˈmother’s boy

(British English) (American English a ˈmama’s boy) (disapproving) a boy or man who is thought to be too weak because he is influenced and controlled by his mother: He’s a bit of a mummy’s boy really. He ought to leave home and become a bit more independent.She always makes sure he wears a scarf — he’s a real mother’s boy.
See also: boy
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