dry nurse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

dry nurse

noun

Definition of DRY NURSE

:  a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another woman's baby

Examples of DRY NURSE

  1. <after years of being a dry nurse to other women's children, she longed to have a child of her own>

First Known Use of DRY NURSE

1598

dry nurse

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DRY NURSE

: a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another woman's baby

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: dryo-
Previous Word in the Dictionary: dry–nurse
All Words Near: dry nurse

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up dry nurse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).