Definition of mammy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmami/

noun (plural mammies)

1 informal A child’s word for their mother: he was screaming for his mammy
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  • His mammy is going to buy him a lot of wire brushes for the job!
  • Robert's sisters, Louise and Chloe, along with his mammy and daddy, Paula and Tony, wish Robert a happy birthday.
  • ‘I know Mark Feehily is dying to get home and tuck into his mammy's turkey and cranberry sauce,’ Kian said.
1.1 offensive (Formerly in the southern United States) a black nursemaid or nanny in charge of white children.


Early 16th century: from mam + -y2; compare with mommy and mummy2.

Words that rhyme with mammy

chamois, clammy, gammy, Grammy, hammy, jammy, mammae, mammee, Miami, ramie, rammy, Sammy, shammy, whammy

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