noun[mass noun] US informal
Excessive attachment to or domination by one’s mother.
- The new attack is not like that of the 1950s and 1960s, which faulted stay-at-home mothers for ‘smother love,’ ‘momism,’ and schizophrenogenic behavior that turned their sons psychotic.
- It's a show that actively undermines what's been christened ‘the new momism,’ the cult of the stay-at-home mother.
- Much of his work was concerned with his own nation, for whom he invented the term ‘momism’ to explain how sentimentality and over-simplification would be the ruin of American democracy.
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