MAKH-ah) a "maker" -- a big shot, the big boss, the one who makes things happen, a mover and shaker, a successful business person, Big Man on Campus. "He started out in the mail room and now he's a big macher. Runs the whole North American division!" "He gets elected to the condo board and now he thinks he's a big macher."
1960s Japanese. Kyōiku mamas (教育ママ) believes in educating and empowering her offspring to be the best additions to society. In Japanese society she is expected to be the good wife and a wise mother. Once her children are of adult age, she then becomes the Tenuki okusan (手抜き奥さん).