dry nurse

dry nurse

noun
1.
a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another's infant. Compare wet nurse.
2.
Informal. a person who tutors and guides an inexperienced person at work.

Origin:
1590–1600

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dry-nurse

[drahy-nurs]
verb (used with object), dry-nursed, dry-nursing.
to act as a dry nurse to.

Origin:
1575–85

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dry nurse
 
n
1.  Compare wet nurse a nurse who cares for a child without suckling it
 
vb
2.  to care for (a baby or young child) without suckling

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dry nurse n.
A nurse employed to care for but not breast-feed an infant.

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