cum·​mer | \ ˈkəmər \
plural -s

Definition of cummer

1 chiefly Scottish : godmother
2 chiefly Scottish : an intimate female friend
3 chiefly Scottish : a woman or girl also : witch
4 chiefly Scottish : midwife

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History and Etymology for cummer

Middle English commare godmother, from Middle French commere, from Late Latin commater, from Latin com- + mater mother

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“Cummer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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