mother's boy

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Noun1.mother's boy - a boy excessively attached to his mothermother's boy - a boy excessively attached to his mother; lacking normal masculine interests
son, boy - a male human offspring; "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is"
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He had quite decided to be his mother's boy, but hesitated about beginning to-night.
Years ago, Father had wondered whether Wolfi wasn't too old for all this petting, did she want to turn him into a mother's boy? Together mother and son had stared at the father with solemn eyes.
He was his mother's boy, devotedly helping her to serve customers at her roast goat meat kiosk at Kariokor market.
It's match day and mother's boy junior bank clerk Private Frank Pike (Ian Lavender) is already getting his blue-and-whitestriped kit off the hanger.
Gary Amers makes Aladdin a proper North East mother's boy, desperate to win the hand of Princess Jasmine.
Nonetheless, the younger Sean Burnside, playing mother's boy Private Frank Pike, is so believable as the scarf-wearing Pike that it would be intriguing to see if he is anything like his character off stage!
"He holds a special place in the family and we used to tease him by calling him 'mother's boy'.
John Barrowman John Barrowman RELEASED in time for Mother's Day, mother's boy John Barrowman , right, remains Britain's closest thing to Barry Manilow by a nose.
Levi was "delicate," "often ill," a "mother's boy," "girlish," "frail," "epicene," bullied for being Jewish and quick to "flush deep red" in "an agony of embarrassment," whose attraction to "more physically robust boys and men" had "a kind of homoerotic component." Which perhaps explains why his relations with women other than his wife seem always to have been "asexual." (Can you imagine?
Like the 1998 remake of "Psycho," this redo of Daniel Mann's 1971 hit, about the mother's boy with a burgeoning rodent fetish, is completely unnecessary, and won't scare up business in theaters or on video.
Uri Geller is currently on tour and will visit Albert Halls, Bolton - February 17; Grand Theatre, Blackpool - February 23; Mechanics, Burnley - March 30; MOTHER'S BOY: Uri is very close to his mum, who had him after; eight abortions; SOUL MATES: Uri is good friends with Michael Jackson, another figure not unused to controvery