mammy definition

  • noun:
    • Mother.
    • Offensive A Black nursemaid, specifically one formerly within the south usa.
    • mamma; mom
    • 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.
    • informal terms for a mother

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