Definition of mother hen in English:

mother hen

Syllabification: moth·er hen

noun

  • A person who sees to the needs of others, especially in a fussy or interfering way.
    More example sentences
    • I am a passionately involved community builder, I'm an activist, I know the importance of the spiritual life to my activism, so I try to work on that, and I'm a bit of a mother hen as well to all the young activists in Perth I think.
    • Throughout the evening, Patterson plays the mother hen, encouraging the kids' performances, moving a lighting rig here, adjusting a mic there.
    • Everyone needs a mother hen once in a while.

More definitions of mother hen

Definition of mother hen in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little