Definition of amah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

amah

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɑːmə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːmə//
 
 
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(in S or E Asia) a woman employed by a family to clean, care for children, etc. Word Originfrom Portuguese ama ‘nurse’.