Definition of tiger mother noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


tiger mother

BrE BrE//ˈtaɪɡə mʌðə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪɡər mʌðər//
(also tiger mom informal) (especially US English)
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a very strict mother who makes her children work hard in order to be very successful at school, etc., thought to be typical of mothers in China and East Asia Being raised by a tiger mother to me means as a child, I wasn't given the freedom to make my own decisions. compare soccer mom