AskDefine | Define mammy

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1 an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
2 informal terms for a mother [syn: ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mum, mummy, mater]

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  1. A child's name for mamma, mother.


  • French: maman
  • Spanish: mamá, mami.
  • German: Mami, Mama.
  • Hebrew: אמא

Extensive Definition

"Mammy" is a variant of "mama" used in several English dialects, including Irish.
"Mammy" may refer to:
mammy in French: Mamy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amah, ayah, dam, dry nurse, foster mother, genetrix, ma, mam, mama, mater, materfamilias, maternal ancestor, matriarch, mom, mommy, mother, mummy, nanny, nurse, nursemaid, nurserymaid, old lady, old woman, sitter, stepmother, the old woman, wet nurse
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