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MOTHER HEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mother hen mean? 

MOTHER HEN (noun)
  The noun MOTHER HEN has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: MOTHER HEN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOTHER HEN (noun)


Sense 1mother hen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who cares for the needs of others (especially in an overprotective or interfering way)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("mother hen" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


Sense 2mother hen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hen with chicks

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("mother hen" is a kind of...):

biddy; hen (adult female chicken)


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