wet nurse

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wet nurse

noun

: a woman who cares for and breast-feeds other people's babies as a job

Full Definition of WET NURSE

:  a woman who cares for and suckles children not her own

First Known Use of WET NURSE

1620

wet nurse

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WET NURSE

: a woman who cares for and suckles young not her own

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