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  • Young male Italians known as "mammone", or mummy's boys, are particularly attached to their mother's apron strings. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It seems to me that being a 'mammone' depends a lot upon the education Italian kids are receiving at home.

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  • Considering the eternal debate in Italy over the country's supposedly overly sheltered mammone, the case has garnered widespread publicity. Top Stories

  • But in recent years, the folkloric image of the doting Italian mother has been joined in the national consciousness by something a tad less idyllic: the mammone, or mama's boy, the hyper-coddled son (daughters are statistically less susceptible) who grows up so attached to his home, and to his Top Stories

  • More recently, psychologists and economists believe the mammone problem is rooted in the economic precariousness of a debt-ridden nation that has been in gradual decline since its post-World War II boom. Top Stories

  • Even in Italy, the land of the mammone - or mummy's boy - the boy's sheltered life has alarmed authorities.

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