Definition of amah in English:

amah

Syllabification: a·mah
Pronunciation: /ˈämə
 
/

noun

  • A nursemaid or maid in East Asia or India.
    More 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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