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n. pl. mam·mies
1. Mother.
2. Offensive A black nursemaid, especially one formerly in the southern United States.

[From dialectal mam, variant of mama.]
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(ˈmæmɪ) or


n, pl -mies
1. a child's word for mother1
2. chiefly Southern US a Black woman employed as a nurse or servant to a White family
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(ˈmæm i)

n., pl. -mies.
1. Informal. mother 1.
2. (formerly in the southern U.S.) a black woman engaged as a nurse to white children.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mammy - an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
nanny, nursemaid, nurse - a woman who is the custodian of children
2.mammy - informal terms for a mothermammy - informal terms for a mother    
female parent, mother - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
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[ˈmæmɪ] N
1.mami f, mamaíta f, mamacita f (LAm)
2. (US) (= black nurse) → nodriza f negra
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n (inf)Mami f (inf); (dated US) → (schwarze) Kinderfrau, schwarze Mami (inf)
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