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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.]
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(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]
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(ˈɑ mə, ˈæm ə)

(in the Far East) a female servant, esp. a nursemaid.
[1830–40; < Portuguese ama wet nurse < Medieval Latin amma]
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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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Only one illustration in the original chapter was included in this text, which showed Lin Nai Nai, Jean's amah (nursemaid), sitting in a wicker chair embroidering.
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Turnover intention has a negative relation with job satisfaction (e.g., Amah, 2009).
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For many students, particularly of"thanawiya amah" (secondary school), this constitutes the reality of their last high school years: long hours at tuition centres and private sessions became the harrowing requirements they abide by to score adequate exam results.
Unlike Othello, in which there is only the hypothetical child, Harlem Duet offers something more tangible in Jenny, the daughter of Billie's brother Drew and his wife Amah. Significantly, Jenny remains absent throughout the play, a lack that becomes a crucial trope insofar as the child, for Billie, always occupies a space of deferral.