nounNorth American informal
A boy or man who is excessively influenced by or attached to his mother: he’s still just a 17-year-old mama’s boy being sent to war
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- There is a stubborn stereotype of young Spanish men as homesick mummy's boys, who live in the parental home until well into their 20s and are happiest among their friends from the pueblo.
- It's totally about the attitude, and there is no reason why playing quiet music means that you have to be a simpering mummy's boy.
- On one occasion she claimed she found a note in different hands which said: ‘Adam's got big ears and if they were any bigger he would fly’ and ‘Adam's a mummy's boy, always crying’.
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Syllabification: ma·ma's boy
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