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Amah   Listen
Amah

noun
1.
A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.  Synonyms: wet-nurse, wet nurse, wetnurse.
2.
A female domestic.  Synonyms: housemaid, maid, maidservant.






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"Amah" Quotes from Famous Books



... me and say, "Tell us more," just as I did with my old amah when she stilled me with the tales of the Gods. Yesterday, one small boy, the son of the chief steward, begged for a story of the sun. I had to tell him that my wisdom did not touch the sun, although I, in my foolish heart, think it a ...
— My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard • Elizabeth Cooper



Words linked to "Amah" :   parlormaid, nursemaid, house servant, domestic, nurse, lady's maid, fille de chambre, chambermaid, handmaid, nanny, handmaiden, parlourmaid, domestic help



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