When a woman puts her purse or bag on the adjacent seat on a train or a bus to her
to stop people from sitting next to her.
Helen was ma’amspreading on the Jitney to stop the DudeBros from sitting next to her.
ma’amspreading: define #2
The female version of manspreading . Done mostly by women who are not concerned with being lady-like. May also apply in cases where women block a seat with her bags/purse.
Excuse me lady, but could you stop ma’amspreading and let me sit down?