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mammy

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noun mam·my \ˈma-mē\

Definition of mammy

plural mammies

  1. 1 :  mama

  2. 2 :  a black woman serving as a nurse to white children especially formerly in the southern United States



Examples of mammy

  1. <the toddler clung to her mammy and eyed the strangers fearfully>



Origin of mammy

alteration of mamma


First Known Use: 1523

Rhymes with mammy


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