from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mother.
- n. Offensive A Black nursemaid, especially one formerly in the southern United States.
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- n. mamma; mother
- n. In the southern United States, a black nanny employed to look after white children.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A child's name for mamma, mother.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mother; mama: a childish word.
- n. Hence In the southern United States, especially during the existence of slavery, a colored female nurse; a colored woman having the care of white children, who often continue to call her mammy after they are grown up.
- n. Same as stone-lugger, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
- n. informal terms for a mother
From dialectal mam, variant of mama.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)