mother-hen

mother hen

noun
a person who attends to the welfare of others, especially one who is fussily protective.

Origin:
1950–55

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mother hen

noun
1. a person who cares for the needs of others (especially in an overprotective or interfering way) 
2. a hen with chicks 
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