amah definition by Webster's New World
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in India, etc., a woman servant, esp. one who serves as a baby's nurse
Origin: Anglo-Indian ; from Portuguese ama
amah definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A housemaid, especially a wet nurse, in India and the Far East.
Origin: Portuguese ama, nurse, from Medieval Latin amma, mother.