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WET-NURSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wet-nurse mean? 

WET-NURSE (noun)
  The noun WET-NURSE has 1 sense:

1. a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else

  Familiarity information: WET-NURSE used as a noun is very rare.


WET-NURSE (verb)
  The verb WET-NURSE has 1 sense:

1. give suck to

  Familiarity information: WET-NURSE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WET-NURSE (noun)


Sense 1wet-nurse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

amah; wet nurse; wet-nurse; wetnurse

Hypernyms ("wet-nurse" is a kind of...):

nanny; nurse; nursemaid (a woman who is the custodian of children)


WET-NURSE (verb)


Sense 1wet-nurse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give suck to

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

lactate; give suck; breastfeed; bottle-feed; wet-nurse; suckle; nurse; suck

Context examples:

The wetnurse suckled the infant / You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

Hypernyms (to "wet-nurse" is one way to...):

feed; give (give food to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


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