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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

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
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However, Dunbar's own status as a putative mama's boy--as someone, according to many biographical accounts, highly invested in the care and concerns of his mother, Matilda Burton Dunbar, though not dependent upon her financially as an adult--asks that we think again about Dunbar's representations of mama's boys and, in turn, that we think again about the question of alternative, non-normative, and deviant masculinities found in his work.
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How I Hate Your Mother "The main reason why women don't like mama's boys is because competing with the woman who gave birth to him just isn't an option."
BENGALI MEN, as I am reminded at home each time a mother- in- law issue flares up, are mama's boys. Well, even if you're Bengali and not a mama's boy, which is a statistical impossibility, you'll remember her with great feeling at Brown Sahib.
You think the Italians are a bunch of Mama's Boys? You wouldn't have wanted to try telling that to a Roman legionary.
Wylie used the term to attack the mothers of America for smothering their sons and turning them into mama's boys unable to fight for their country.
Everyone except mama's boys locked upstairs practicing their flutes are expected to roam the streets and look for trouble.
But for all other self-respecting mama's boys, I will take it upon myself to be there every time and anywhere the question, "You're a mama's boy, aren't you?
Director Jerry Ciccoritti (Paris, France, TV's Net Worth) has committed to directing Tony "Joe" Corindia's Mama's Boys (working title) in Toronto this fall.
In the U.S., unable to imagine fathers desiring such an outcome, we label such sons "Mama's boys." However sexist our label, it does the work of pushing adult children out of the nest.
MAMA'S BOYS AND MOTHERING MEN: DUNBAR'S DEVIANT MASCULINITIES
I will be the spokesperson for all mama's boys, except for the ones pushing 40 and still living with mama, and not paying mama rent.
Titles include Totally T-Boz and Mama's Boys of the Bronx.