wet nurse definition by Webster's New World
a woman hired to suckle another's child
wet nurse definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A woman who suckles another woman's child.
- One who treats another with excessive care or solicitude.
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transitive verb wet-nursed wet-nursed, wet-nurs·ing, wet-nurs·es
- To serve as wet nurse for.
- To treat with excessive care.
wet nurse - Medical Definition
A woman employed to breast-feed a child that is not her own.