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momism

[mom-iz-uh m] /ˈmɒm ɪz əm/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
excessive adulation of the mother and undue dependence on maternal care or protection, resulting in absence or loss of maturity and independence.
Origin
mom + -ism; coined by U.S. author Philip Wylie (1902-71) in A Generation of Vipers (1942)
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momism

/ˈmɒmɪzəm/
noun
1.
(US, informal) the excessive domination of a child by his or her mother
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momism

noun

Maternal domination; matriarchalism; mother worship •Disseminated by Philip Wylie's book Generation of Vipers (1942+)


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