mummy's boy


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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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Father and son Larry and George Lamb and, inset, Larry's new book, Mummy's Boy
"Everyone's always saying he's a mummy's boy and I say: 'Do you mind when everyone says that?' "And he says: 'No, I love it'.
I doubt Harry will thank his mum for painting this picture of him as a soppy mummy's boy just when he should be forging after relationships.
In fact, mummy's boys have a 'broader definition of masculinity' that is of considerable benefit to their mental health.
"I'm a proper mummy's boy and she used to do everything for me at home," said James.
And he is still a mummy's boy. He has just flown his mother to Rome and paid to renovate her home.
"Some of the lights started to go off after the video was shown and several girls later told me it was because I came across like a mummy's boy. It really threw me because I am nothing like that.
Leaving out nail clippings, growing a scruffy beard or being too much of a mummy's boy are other sure fire ways to guarantee 'imperfection'.
LIONEL MESSI proved he's still a mummy's boy at heart when he helped Barcelona to a 14th league victory on the bounce.
Twice-married mummy's boy Dave Sherwood reckons no woman will ever live up to his mam.
A host of memorable characters populated the show: Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), was pompous and suffered from delusions of grandeur; Lance Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn) was dotty; Private Pike (Ian Lavender) was a bit of a mummy's boy and the elderly Private Godfrey spent most of his time asking if he could "be excused."
Dear Coleen MY BOYFRIEND is such a mummy's boy and I don't know what to do about it.
"Stephen loved and adored his parents Paula and Stephen, he was definitely a mummy's boy.
"I suppose you could call him a bit of a mummy's boy, as he slept in my bed until he was 13," the Daily Star quoted her as saying.
Almost half of those questioned said their sons were a "mummy's boy", while just over a third said their daughters were a "daddy's girl".