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amah Syllabification: a·mah
Pronunciation: /ˈämə/

Definition of amah in English:


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.


From Portuguese ama 'nurse'.

Words that rhyme with amah

armour (US armor), Atacama, Brahma, Bramah, charmer, cyclorama, dharma, diorama, disarmer, drama, embalmer, farmer, Kama, karma, lama, llama, Matsuyama, panorama, Parma, pranayama, Rama, Samar, Surinamer, Vasco da Gama, Yama, Yokohama
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