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EtymologyEdit

From blend of mom +‎ manager.

NounEdit

momager (plural momagers)

  1. (US, slang) A showbusiness manager who is also one's mother.
    • 2010, Andrea O'Reilly, Encyclopedia of Motherhood:
      A growing category of “bad” mother is the so-called “momager,” the woman who interferes with her famous children's affairs, exploits them, and contributes to their tarnished reputations—[...]
    • 2012, Sarah Wylie, All These Lives, page 184:
      The most fitting occupation for my mother is no longer a stage actress or momager or anything like that; she would make—she is—a fantastic nurse.
    • 2016, Jess Cartner-Morley, The Guardian, 13 December:
      The scope of ambition of the Hadids can be seen in the increased visibility of Yolanda, who accompanied Gigi to the Fashion awards, because you are no one without a momager.