A housemaid or children's nurse, especially in East Asia and Southeast Asia.
In some countries in Asia, a woman servant, esp. one who serves as a baby's nurse.
Webster's New World
A maid in China and other parts of Asia.
Other Word Forms of Amah
Origin of Amah
From Portuguese ama, from Medieval Latin amma, perhaps an alteration of mamma, of imitative origin, or from Ancient Greek.
Portuguese ama nurse from Medieval Latin amma mother
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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