- Oedipus is defined as a man having the tendency to stay very close to his mother.
An example of the Oedipus behavior is a forty year old man who's never moved away from his mother and doesn't leave home without her.
- The definition of Oedipus is son in Greek mythology who was too attached and too attracted to his mother.
An example of Oedipus was the son of the king and queen of Thebes who ended up killing his father and marrying his mother.
Origin of OedipusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Oidipous (; from oidein, to swell + pous, foot: literally , swollen foot)
Origin of OedipusLatin, from Greek Oidipous : oidein, to swell + pous, foot; see octopus.