Mammy meaning

mămē
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(childish) Mamma; mother.
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(offensive) A black nursemaid, especially one formerly in the southern United States.
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(historical) A black woman responsible for the care of white children, esp. in the South.
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(US, historical) In the southern United States, a black nanny employed to look after white children.
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Origin of mammy

  • From dialectal mam variant of mama

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition