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also a·ma  (ä′mə, ä′mä)
A housemaid or children's nurse, especially in East Asia and Southeast Asia.

[Portuguese ama, nurse, from Medieval Latin amma, mother.]


(ˈɑːmə; ˈæmə)
(in the East, esp formerly) a nurse or maidservant, esp one of Chinese origin. Compare ayah
[C19: from Portuguese ama nurse, wet nurse]


(ˈɑ mə, ˈæm ə)

(in the Far East) a female servant, esp. a nursemaid.
[1830–40; < Portuguese ama wet nurse < Medieval Latin amma]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amah - a woman hired to suckle a child of someone elseamah - a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
nanny, nursemaid, nurse - a woman who is the custodian of children
2.amah - a female domesticamah - a female domestic      
chambermaid, fille de chambre - a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)
domestic, domestic help, house servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
handmaid, handmaiden - a personal maid or female attendant
lady's maid - a maid who is a lady's personal attendant
parlormaid, parlourmaid - a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door
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(ˈaːmə) noun
1. in Eastern Countries, a native female servant.
2. a baby's nurse, especially a wet-nurse.
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The only illustration in Chapter 1 of the book was the drawing of Lin Nai Nai, Jean's amah.
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While Amah and Drew's family represents the future of black community in Harlem--they already have Jenny and are "trying for kid number 2" (Sears 27)--Billie's own attempts to establish a future through pregnancy are consistently nullified.
In USA Today, Valentin Lopez, chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, expressed his outrage in a letter to California Gov.
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Quratul Amah said that while many of the couples approach local doctors to terminate their pregnancies, at the stage the would mother may be in, yet are little convinced to practice safe birth spacing methods.
And we had a wonderful and very strong relationship with the Creator," said Valentin Lopez, chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of the Costanoan/Ohlone Indians.
But he said some still made it to the FNC in the UAE such as Amah Al Kitbi in Abu Dhabi and Shaikha Al Ori in Umm Al Quwain.
Ekenze SO, Agugua-Obianyo NEN, Amah CC (2007) Colostomy for large bowel anomalies in children: a case controlled study.
In Beit Lahya, Amah Rayhan, 23, was killed and others were seriously injured in an Israeli airstrike that hit a house in the Al-Atara area.
Their servants were a gateman who worked as a guard, gardener, and messenger; a cook who was head of the servants and shopped for food; a table boy who served the food as well as washed and ironed the clothes; a "coolie" who emptied the toilets, cleaned the house, and did odd jobs; and finally an amah who was responsible for child care as well as mending and sewing clothes (Willmott, 2013).
AKHIL REED Amah, The bill OF Rights 88-89 (1998) (describing jurors as "provincials"); Laura I.