mother figure


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mother figure

n.
An older woman, often one in a position of power or influence, who elicits the emotions usually reserved for a mother.
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Noun1.mother figure - a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mothermother figure - a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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