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[mam-ee] /ˈmæm i/

noun, plural mammies.
Informal. 1 .
Disparaging and Offensive. (formerly in the southern U.S.) a black woman engaged as a nurse to white children or as a servant to a white family.
noun (pl) -mies
a child’s word for mother1
(mainly Southern US) a Black woman employed as a nurse or servant to a White family

1520s, diminutive of mam (see mamma). Meaning “black woman having the care of white children” is by 1837, Southern U.S. dialect, variant of mamma.


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