mammy

noun mam·my \ ˈma-mē \

Definition of mammy

plural mammies
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

  1. the toddler clung to her mammy and eyed the strangers fearfully

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Origin and Etymology of mammy

alteration of mamma

mammy Synonyms

Synonyms
ma, mama (also mamma or momma), mother, mater [chiefly British], mom, mommy, old lady
Related Words
materfamilias, matriarch, matron; stepmother; supermom, superwoman


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