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  1. mammie

    A mammy is a U.S. historical stereotype depicting black women who work in a white family and nurse the family's children. The fictionalized mammy character is often visualized as a larger-sized, dark-skinned woman with a motherly personality. The origin of the mammy figure stereotype is rooted in the history of slavery in the United States, as black slave women were often tasked with domestic and childcare work in white American slaveholding households. The mammy caricature was used to create a narrative of black women being happy within slavery or within a role of servitude. The mammy stereotype associates black women with domestic roles and it has been argued it, combined with segregation and discrimination, limited job opportunities for black women during the Jim Crow era, approximately 1877 to 1966.

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  1. mammie

    Mammie, Mammy, Mam-Me, Mami; A Mother or Grandmother. A maternal figure to a child or children. A woman who cares for children that are not her own.

    Bruce is going to spend the day with his Mammie at the park. Instead of my grandchildren calling me "Granny" they call me "Mammy".

    Submitted by anonymous on January 23, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mammie in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mammie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • Lori F Thomasson
    Lori F Thomasson
    This is a whitewashed definition of this word. The word was an offensive name given to Black SLAVES who were forced to care for, raise, nurse, and tend to their White master's children, to the neglect of their own children. 
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