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amah

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noun \ˈä-(ˌ)mä\

Definition of amah

  1. :  a female servant in eastern Asia; especially :  a Chinese nurse



Origin and Etymology of amah

Portuguese ama wet nurse, from Medieval Latin amma


First Known Use: 1839


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