plural of dry nurse
as in nurses
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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“Dry nurses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dry%20nurses. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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