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dry nurse

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a girl or woman employed to care for a young child or children
  • after years of being a dry nurse to other women's children, she longed to have a child of her own

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The first known use of dry nurse was in 1581

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“Dry nurse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dry%20nurse. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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