mammy

[mam-ee]
noun, plural mammies.
1.
Informal. mother1.
2.
Offensive. (formerly in the southern U.S.) a black woman engaged as a nurse to white children or as a servant to a white family.

Origin:
1515–25; mamm(a)1 + -y2

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mammy or mammie (ˈmæmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
1.  a child's word for mother
2.  chiefly (Southern US) a Black woman employed as a nurse or servant to a White family
 
mammie or mammie
 
n

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mammy
"black woman having the care of white children," 1837, Southern U.S. dialect, variant of mamma.
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