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Sanctimommy[1] is a portmanteau of two words, sanctimonious and mommy. The word is a colloquialism used to refer to a person, usually a female, who has very opinionated views on child rearing and presents them upfront without any sense of humility.


Generally speaking the word has appeared on the blogosphere[2] to refer to people who give their opinions in a fashion that provokes anger[3] and seems to be condescending. Thus this may be a pattern that is unique to alpha females[citation needed].


  1. ^ "Top 10 User Submitted Words, Vol. 4". Merriam-Webster. 
  2. ^ "Sanctimommy Sighting!". Mainstream Parenting. 
  3. ^ "Sanctimommy". The Skeptical OB. 

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