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



    BrE BrE//ˈmæmi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæmi//
    (pl. mammies)
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  1. 1(dialect, informal) mother
  2. 2an offensive word used in the past in the southern states of the US for a black woman who cared for a white family’s children
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from mam + -y; compare with mommy and mummy ‘mother’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mammy

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