dry nurse


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dry nurse

n.
A nurse employed to care for but not breast-feed an infant.

dry′-nurse′ v.
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dry nurse

n
(Professions) a nurse who cares for a child without suckling it. Compare wet nurse
vb
(Social Welfare) to care for (a baby or young child) without suckling
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dry′ nurse`


n.
a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another's infant. Compare wet nurse.
[1590–1600]
dry′-nurse`, v.t. -nursed, -nurs•ing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dry nurse - a nurse who cares for but does not suckle an infant
nanny, nursemaid, nurse - a woman who is the custodian of children
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References in classic literature ?
"See, here, Wiggle-and-Skip," I says, "you know that it ain't the nature of a real man to play dry nurse to a dog in public.
Brown, seeing the boy's inaptitude for female guidance, had decided in Benjy's favour, and from thenceforth the old man was Tom's dry nurse. And as they sat by the canal watching their little green-and-white float, Benjy would instruct him in the doings of deceased Browns.