Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
  2. (noun, person) informal terms for a mother

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Synonyms of Mammy

ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mum, mummy

Alternate forms of Mammy

Hypernyms: female parent, mother, nanny, nurse, nursemaid

Origin of the word Mammy

  1. "black woman having the care of white children," 1837, Southern U.S. dialect, variant of mamma. more

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