mama’s boy Word Originnoun
- a boy or man showing excessive attachment to or dependence on his mother.
Origin of mama’s boy First recorded in 1840–50 Also called mother’s boy. Related Words for mama’s boy milquetoast, baby, crybaby, lightweight, mollycoddle, namby-pamby, sissy, pansy, softy Idioms and Phrases with mama’s boy mama’s boy
A sissy, especially a boy or man excessively attached to his mother. For example, The children called Tom a mama’s boy because he ran home with every little problem. This sexist expression has survived despite its pejorative tone. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]