dry-nurse

verb

Definition of dry-nurse

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

Synonyms

babysitter, nanny (also nannie), nurse, nursemaid, sitter;

Related Words

duenna, governess;


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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