wet nurse

noun

Definition of wet nurse

  1. :  a woman who cares for and suckles children not her own

1620

First Known Use of wet nurse

1620


WET NURSE Defined for English Language Learners

wet nurse

noun

Definition of wet nurse for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who cares for and breast-feeds other people's babies as a job


Medical Dictionary

wet nurse

noun

Medical Definition of wet nurse

  1. :  a woman who cares for and suckles young not her own



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