mama's boy


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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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On the other hand my husband thinks I might be supporting him to be too much of a mama's boy and, in his opinion, not a strong enough boy.
He fumbles and mumbles, habitually landing in a spot, and is very much the mama's boy.
In his latest film, ''Only God Forgives,'' the Canadian actor plays a drug-smuggling mama's boy.
Low-fi indie spin on the cringy kind of story that wasn't any funnier in Jon Heder's 2007 flop, Mama's Boy.
Author Kate Stone Lombardi in her book 'The Mama's Boy Myth', insisted that the old stereotype that these men are weak and more likely to be gay is not true.
However just the thought about the consequences of marrying a mama's boy gives me lots to ponder.
Gaspar is a cruel-hearted looker, Balthazar tries to buck his status as a confirmed mama's boy and the happy-go-lucky Melchor is almost as good at diffusing trouble with humor as he is at burglarizing the mansions around Caliente Valley.
He was also a mama's boy who, along with some college friends, parked in front of his mom's house a car that was painted from front fender to back bumper with the words ALICE HOGLAN IS A GODDESS.
I used to get rattled every time a woman would say to me: "I can tell you're a mama's boy.
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The mama's boy here does not have the connotations of effeminacy as in the West; in fact, the Filipino mama's boy is the spoiled macho, expecting women to be at his beck and call, as his mother was.
Opening up on the popular notion that he is a mama's boy, Karan said, "I just have a mum and she is cool.
Low-fi 'mumblecore' indie take on the kind of story that wasn't any funnier in Jon Heder's flop, Mama's Boy.
An only child and a big mama's boy (in the best sense of the term), Stewart captures how his mother influenced his life, and, in many ways, made him the man he has become.
That's a short stroll from Mama's Boy diner, where I had a Sunday brunch of Southern Benedict (honey-baked ham, poached eggs and bacon gravy with "biscuit" (a scone).