mammy \mam"my\ (m[a^]m"m[y^]), n.; pl. {mammies} (m[a^]m"m[i^]z). A child's name for mamma, mother. [1913 Webster]

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  • mammy — mammy …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Mammy — is a variant of mama used in several English dialects, including Hiberno English used in Ireland. Mammy may refer to: Mammy archetype, a stereotype of a black woman, depicted as rotund, homely, and matronly Mammy s Boy, unfinished 1923 film with… …   Wikipedia

  • mammy — 1520s, dim. of mam (see MAMMA (Cf. mamma)). Meaning black woman having the care of white children is by 1837, Southern U.S. dialect, variant of MAMMA (Cf. mamma) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mammy —    Film musical de Michael Curtiz, avec Al Jolson, Lowell Sherman, Hobart Bosworth, Louise Dresser, Lee Moran.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1930   Technique: noir et blanc   Durée: 1 h 24    Résumé    Un meurtre a lieu lors d un spectacle …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • mammy — [mam′ē] n. pl. mammies [dial. var. of MAMMA1] [Chiefly Dial.] Dial. 1. child s term for MOTHER ☆ 2. Historical a black woman responsible for the care of white children, esp. in the South …   English World dictionary

  • mammy — mamie ou mammy [ mami ] n. f. • 1952; de l angl. mammy « maman » ♦ Fam., lang. enfantin Grand mère. ⇒ mémé, mémère (cf. aussi Bonne maman, grand maman). Aller chez son papi et sa mamie. Par ext. Vieille femme. Une petite mamie qui trottine. ⊗ HOM …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mammy —    This is sometimes a variant of ‘Mamma’ or ‘Mummy’, used to the speaker’s mother. There are many examples of such usage in The Country Girls, by Edna O’Brien; also in When the Boat Comes In, by James Mitchell. One of Al Jolson’s best known… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • mammy — UK [ˈmæmɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms mammy : singular mammy plural mammies British informal a word for mother used in some parts of the UK …   English dictionary

  • mammy — [[t]mæ̱mi[/t]] mammies N FAMILY In some dialects of English, mammy is used to mean mother. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • mammy — noun (plural mammies) Etymology: alteration of mamma Date: 1523 1. mama 2. a black woman serving as a nurse to white children especially formerly in the southern United States …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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