Mother-hen definition

A person who is protective toward others, often, to a degree considered excessive.
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A person who fusses over others in an overprotective manner.
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(literally) A female chicken who bears eggs or chicks.
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(idiomatic) An outspoken and overprotective woman dealing with others' affairs.
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Noun

Singular:
mother-hen
Plural:
mother-hens