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mammy definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
2: informal terms for a mother [syn: ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural mammies) Etymology: alteration of mamma Date: 1523 1. mama 2. a black woman serving as a nurse to white children especially formerly in the southern United States

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a child's word for mother. 2 US a Black nursemaid or nanny in charge of White children. Etymology: formed as MAMMA(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mammy Mam"my, n.; pl. Mammies. A child's name for mamma, mother.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(mammies) In some dialects of English, mammy is used to mean mother. (INFORMAL) N-FAMILY

Moby Thesaurus

amah, ayah, dam, dry nurse, foster mother, genetrix, ma, mam, mama, mater, materfamilias, maternal ancestor, matriarch, mom, mommy, mother, mummy, nanny, nurse, nursemaid, nurserymaid, old lady, old woman, sitter, stepmother, the old woman, wet nurse



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