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noun [countable]     tiger mother pronunciation in British English
/ˈtaɪɡər ˌmʌðər/

or tiger mom American     tiger mom pronunciation in British English

 
  1. a very strict mother who makes her children work particularly hard and restricts their free time so that they always achieve the highest grades as well as achieving in other areas such as sport and music
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The term became widely known following the publication of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by law professor Amy Chua.
 
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