woman who has born a child; a female parent.
(1) Jim Wade (William Powell) in Manhattan Melodrama (1934): ' I was born at home because I wanted to be near mother at the time.'
(3) Margaret Reynolds (Barbra Streisand) to her nagging overbearing mother Mrs. Yussim (Jane Hoffman) in Up the Sandbox (1972): ' If this is what it's like to be a mother I'll turn in my ovaries.'
(4) Isaac Davis (Woody Allen) and Mary Wilke (Diane Keaton) in Manhattan (1979):
-- Isaac: ' I have a kid. He's being raised by two women at the moment.'
-- Mary: ' Oh, you know, I think that works. They made some studies. I read it in one of the psychoanalytic quarterlies. You don't need a male and two mothers are absolutely fine.'
-- Isaac: ' Oh, really? Because I always feel very few people survive one mother.'
(5) Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) in Dangerous Liaisons (1988): ' When it comes to marriage one man is as good as the next, and even the least accomodating is less trouble than a mother.'
(6) Mrs. Flax (Cher) to her daughter Charlotte (Winona Ryder) in Mermaids (1990): ' Hooo! We're going to play my favorite game. Who's the worst mother in the world? Now don't tell me. Let me guess. Who could it be? Could it be me? '
(7) Ann Napolitano (Mercedes Ruehl) in The Fisher King (1991): ' If I had to live with my mother I would stab myself six times.'
(8) Young Moira (Caroline Goodall) to Captain James Hook (Dustin Hoffman) in Hook (1991): ' You need a mother very, very badly.'
(9) Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) to Felicia (Guy Pearce) in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994): ' Is it true that when you were born the doctor turned around and slapped your mother? '
(10) Julie Blair (Karen Sharpe) and Jerome Littlefield (Jerry Lewis) in The Disorderly Orderly (1964):
-- Julie: ' You loved your father, didn't you? '
-- Jerome: ' Love you can't help, but I also respected and admired my father. Respect and admiration you have to earn.'
-- Julie: ' Who else have you ever loved? '
-- Jerome: ' Oh, well, I loved his wife. She was like a mother to me.'
(11) Kate (Meg Ryan) and Luc Teyssier (Kevin Kline) in French Kiss (1995):
-- Kate: ' Do you believe in love, the kind that lasts forever? '
-- Luc: ' I loved my mother.'
-- Kate: ' Everybody loves their mother. Even people who hate their mother love their mother.'
2. The favored and most trusted whore in a pimp's stable.
SYNONYMS: bottom woman; main; main bitch; main piece; main squeeze; mother.
SEE ALSO: B-girl string; corral; family; girlfriend; in-laws; meal ticket; mother; old lady; pimp's corral; sister-in-law; stable; wife-in-law.
5. Short of motherfucker, a despicable person.
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