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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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Hasib was a bit of a mother's boy with being the youngest.
Thanks to the prodding of a new college coach (Henry "The Fonz" Winkler), mother's boy Bobby turns from bullied waterboy to hero, wreaking revenge against all his old enemies on the football field.
There's Lomper (Steve Huison), a mother's boy literally plucked from a hilltop suicide attempt, Horse (Paul Barber), blessed with a natural sense of rhythm despite arthritic hip joints, and well-endowed Guy (Hugo Speer) whose audition earns him the plaudit, "Gentlemen, the lunch-box has landed".
My husband is a first-class, four-star wimp, a mother's boy who will never grow up.
I'm a mother's boy and I've never minded saying that," Lewis said.
I'd do anything to make her happy," says Matt, who might play a tough guy on the big screen, but he's a mother's boy at heart.
TO millions of viewers, Noel has been portrayed as an amiable mother's boy.
Mother's boy James (Shane Fox) took it the hardest and threw himself into his photography.
I know he says he loves you, but as he isn't prepared to make a commitment to you, I'm afraid, even at 30, it looks as if he's still too much of a mother's boy to take on the responsibilities of family life.
She was expected to become a major movie star, but despite appearing in Navy Seals, Mother's Boys and A Good Man in Africa, her career didn't take off, and she took fewer parts after becoming a mother.
Jamie Lee Curtis in Mother's Boys Cellular (RTE 2, 9.