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Noun mammy has 2 senses
  1. mammy - an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
    --1 is a kind of
    nanny, nursemaid, nurse
  2. ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy, mater - informal terms for a mother
    --2 is a kind of mother, female parent

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A mammy is a historical term used to refer to a Black woman, usually a slave or servant, who nursed and cared for the children of her white employer.


Noun (1):

A former slave or servant who cared for white children as their primary caregiver.

Example sentence: The mammy was deeply respected and loved by the children she cared for.

Noun (2):

A stereotype of a Black woman, typically portrayed as being overweight, with a jovial and nurturing personality.

Example sentence: The mammy character in the movie was portrayed in a stereotypical and offensive manner.


The term "mammy" is now considered offensive and derogatory due to its historical association with slavery and racial stereotypes. It is important to use respectful and inclusive language when referring to individuals and their roles.

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