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n. - Informal terms for a mother; An offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.

Usage examples (13)
  • For it hurts ol 'mammy's feelin's fo' to heah you weepin 'so.
  • Dey went in de parlor an 'got de gol' clock dat wuz Mis 'Mary Jane's gran'mammy's.
  • Pappy wuz tellin 'mammy 'bout de Yankees comin' ter dere plantation, burnin 'de co'n cribs, de smokehouses an' 'stroyin' eber'thing.
  • Lay yo 'kinky, woolly head on yo' mammy's breast, -- for more
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