Definition of mammy
1 : mama
2 : a black woman serving as a nurse to white children especially formerly in the southern U.S.
Examples of mammy in a Sentence
the toddler clung to her mammy and eyed the strangers fearfully
Origin and Etymology of mammy
alteration of mamma
First Known Use: 1523See Words from the same year
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