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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 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
References in classic literature ?
Having now, as he thought, balanced this little account of friendship, the captain was about to shift his saddle to this noble gift-horse when the affectionate patriarch plucked him by the sleeve, and introduced to him a whimpering, whining, leathern-skinned old squaw, that might have passed for an Egyptian mummy, without drying.
It was a matter of keeping still, just like this; as still as a mummy in his case.
At last, by long persevering diplomacy, I have gained the assent of the Directors of the City Museum, to my examination of the Mummy -- you know the one I mean.
The very steps up to the dark front doors seem as steep as the side of pyramids; one would hesitate to knock at the door, lest it should be opened by a mummy.
Soon a venerable fossil, shawled to the chin and bandaged like a mummy, appeared at the door of the after deck-house, and the next lurch of the ship shot him into my arms.
Cut on one of these pillars we discovered the crude likeness of a mummy, by the head of which sat what appeared to be the figure of an Egyptian god, doubtless the handiwork of some old-world labourer in the mine.
Thus the word was enclosed in an edifice, but its image was upon its envelope, like the human form on the coffin of a mummy.
Daddy, mummy says, do stop talking and come and eat your dinner.
Give us a hand here, can't you, you cuckoo; standing there like a stuffed mummy, when you see we are both being suffocated, you dummy
Bent and wrinkled, he had more the appearance of a mummy than a man.
Mummy apples, which he had regarded as weeds, under her guidance appeared as appetizing breakfast fruit, and, at dinner, were metamorphosed into puddings that elicited his unqualified admiration.
Martin, after a few instructions, sorted the great heaps of soiled clothes, while Joe started the masher and made up fresh supplies of soft-soap, compounded of biting chemicals that compelled him to swathe his mouth and nostrils and eyes in bath- towels till he resembled a mummy.
The mummy room of the British Museum had been one of the chief delights of her childhood.
Before they could go to meet her, however, she appeared in the doorway looking like an unusually tall mummy in her waterproof, with her glasses shining like cat's eyes from the depths of the hood.
President Barbicane reached his house, bruised, crushed, and squeezed almost to a mummy.