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Wet nurse   /wɛt nərs/   Listen
Wet nurse

noun
1.
A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.  Synonyms: amah, wet-nurse, wetnurse.






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... do not think it "good style" to bring up their own children, and the Asturian wet nurse is as much a part of the ordinary household as the coachman or mayordomo. They are singularly handsome, well-grown women, and become great favourites in the houses of their employers; but, like their menkind, they ...
— Spanish Life in Town and Country • L. Higgin and Eugene E. Street



Words linked to "Wet nurse" :   amah, nursemaid, nurse, nanny



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