mammy


mam·my

noun \ˈma-mē\
plural mammies

Definition of MAMMY

1
:  mama
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

Related to MAMMY

Synonyms
ma, mama (also mamma or momma), mother, mater [chiefly British], mom, mommy, old lady

Rhymes with MAMMY

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