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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummynoun

    informal terms for a mother


  1. mammynoun

    A child's name for mamma, mother.


  1. Mammy

    "Mammy" is a nickname for a mother, used in several English dialects, most notably in Ireland and Wales.


  1. mammy

    A mammy is a historical term typical in the Southern United States, referring to a black woman working as a nanny or nurse to a white family, often having taken care of the children since infancy. This term is considered offensive and racist today, as it is associated with stereotypes and a history of racial inequality and discrimination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mammynoun

    a child's name for mamma, mother


  1. Mammy

    Mammy is an All-Talking musical drama film with Technicolor sequences, released by Warner Brothers. The film starred Al Jolson and was a follow-up to his previous film, Say It With Songs. Mammy became Al Jolson's fourth feature, following earlier screen efforts as The Jazz Singer, The Singing Fool, and Say It With Songs. The movie relives Jolson's early years as a minstrel man. The songs were written by Irving Berlin, who is also credited with the original story titled Mr. Bones.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mammy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mammy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mammy in a Sentence

  1. Viola Davis:

    I have been given a lot of roles that are downtrodden, mammy-ish, a lot of lawyers or doctors who have names but absolutely no lives. You're going to get your three or four scenes, you're not going to be able to show what you can do. You're going to get your little bitty paycheck, and then you're going to be hungry for your next role, which is going to be absolutely the same. That's the truth.

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