dry-nurse

verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dry-nurse

transitive verb
1 :to take care of but not breastfeed (another woman's baby) :to act as a dry nurse to
2 :to give unnecessary supervision to

First Known Use of dry-nurse

1581


dry nurse

noun

Definition of dry nurse

:a woman who takes care of but does not breastfeed another woman's baby

Examples of dry nurse in a Sentence

  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 Synonyms


Medical Dictionary

dry-nurse

transitive verb \ (ˈ)drī-ˈnərs \

medical Definition of dry-nurse

dry-nursed; dry-nursing
:to act as dry nurse to

dry nurse

noun

medical Definition of dry nurse

:a nurse who takes care of but does not breastfeed another woman's baby

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