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mama's boy

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

You kiss your mother with that mouth?

Said to someone using expletives or other inappropriate language. Stop cursing around all these little kids! Geez, you kiss your mother with that mouth?
See also: kiss, mother, that

sugar mama

A woman who gives her much younger romantic or sexual partner a lot of money and gifts. Often implies that the financial aspect is in lieu of genuine romantic interest from one or both people in the relationship. I know I shouldn't judge just from appearances, but it certainly seems like Tommy's new girlfriend is a bit of a sugar mama. Why else would he be with a woman nearly twice her age? Sarah is not my sugar mama! Sure, she treats me to dinner and takes me on vacations now and then, but I pay my own way in life!
See also: mama, sugar

red-hot mama

A woman, especially an older woman, who is overtly or bawdily sexually alluring and exciting. Mike always gets so embarrassed when all the boys in his class start staring at his red-hot mama when she comes to pick him up from school. She prides herself as being a brazen, outgoing red-hot mama, regardless of her age or social status.
See also: mama

Mama Bell

A jocular name for AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation), originally a subsidiary of the Bell Telephone Company, especially in reference to its monopoly of phone services across the United States and Canada up until 1981. (Its regional subsidiaries, which it was required to divest in 1982 as the result of an antitrust lawsuit, were known as "Baby Bells.") My dad worked for Mama Bell for nearly 40 years as an engineer. If the merger goes through, Mama Bell will once again control nearly all of the telephone operations across the entire country. There were few complaints from people working within the company, though, especially at the corporate level—Mama Bell certainly took care of her own.
See also: bell, mama

mama bear

1. A strong, aggressively protective mother. Likened to literal mother bears, which are notoriously violent and aggressive when confronting a danger to their offspring. She's usually quite demure and reserved, but she turns into a straight-up mama bear if you so much as look at her kids the wrong way.
2. A female police officer. The two fellas were busting each other up when a mama bear on patrol came round and threw them both in her squad car.
See also: bear, mama

(Do) you kiss your mama with that mouth?

Said to someone using expletives or other inappropriate language. Stop cursing around all these little kids! Geez, you kiss your mama with that mouth? Wow, those are some mighty vulgar words for a 10-year-old to know. Do you kiss your mama with that mouth, young man?
See also: kiss, mama, that

(my) mama didn't raise no dummy

I am not stupid, foolish, or naïve. A: "And just make sure the safetly latch is in place before you start the engine." B: "I know, I know. My mama didn't raise no dummy!" They thought they could pull a fast one on me, but mama didn't raise no dummy.
See also: dummy, mama, no, raise

go home to mama

to give up something-such as a marriage-and return to one's mother's home. I've had it. I'm going home to mama. Mary left him and went home to mama.
See also: home, mama

mama's boy

A sissy, especially a boy or man excessively attached to his mother. For example, The children called Tom a mama's boy because he ran home with every little problem. This sexist expression has survived despite its pejorative tone. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
See also: boy

mama bear

n. a policewoman. (see also lady bear.) As we came under the bridge, we saw a mama bear sitting in a pigmobile.
See also: bear, mama

My mama didn’t raise no dummy

sent. I’m not stupid. Sure I know the difference between good and bad. My mama didn’t raise no dummy.
See also: dummy, mama, no, raise

red-hot mama

n. an exciting woman; a sexually exciting or excited woman. I’m no red-hot mama, just a country girl.
See also: mama

yo mama

interj. so you say. (Black.) Not enough bread! Yo mama.
See also: mama, yo

red-hot mama

A woman who is sexy in a flashy and obvious way. The phrase reached its maximum popularity through an early 20th-century entertainer named Sophie Tucker, who billed herself as “the Last of the Red Hot Mamas” (history fails to reveal who was the first). Nothing about her was shy or demure—one of her songs began, “You've got to see Mama ev'ry night or you can't see Mama at all.” As a description of a woman who appealed to male carnal appetites, the phrase was used by men and often, like Ms. Tucker, by the women themselves.
See also: mama
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