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Definition of Momism

Momism: 1. Excessive attachment to mom. 2. Conversely, overprotective mothering.

The term momism was coined by the American writer Philip Wylie (1902 - 1971) in his 1942 book A Generation of Vipers.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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