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amah

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmə
 
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Definition of amah in English:

noun

A nursemaid or maid in East Asia or India.
Example sentences
  • She had been a perfect amah and servant since her employment there began only a few years before.
  • These women have been called the first generation of feminists in modern China, and they worked as amahs in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore.
  • I think of telling him that I would divorce the wife, send the kids to an orphanage, fire the amah, sell the apartment, and rent a flat in Sheung Wan.

Origin

from Portuguese ama 'nurse'.

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