Offensive A Black nursemaid, specifically one formerly within the south usa.
into the southern United States, a black nanny used to look after white kiddies.
a kid's name for mamma, mother.
mama; mama: a childish word.
Hence In the southern US, particularly through the existence of slavery, a colored feminine nursing assistant; a colored girl having the care of white kids, which frequently consistently phone the woman mammy after they are grown-up.
identical to stone-lugger, 2.
an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the south U.S.