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"mama's boy" in British English

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mama's boynoun [C]

uk   /ˈmæm.əzˌbɔɪ/  us   /ˈmɑː.məz-/ US (UK mummy's boy)
a ​boy or man who ​appears to do whatever his ​mothertells him to
(Definition of mama's boy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mama’s boy" in American English

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mama’s boynoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑ·məz ˌbɔɪ/
disapproving a boy or man who ​othersconsider to be ​weak because he ​behaves as his ​mothertells him to
(Definition of mama’s boy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mama's boy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 凡事都听妈妈的话的男孩(或男人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 凡事都聽媽媽的話的男孩(或男人)…
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