Definitions of amah
  1. noun
    a female domestic
    synonyms: housemaid, maid, maidservant
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    chambermaid, fille de chambre
    a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)
    handmaid, handmaiden
    a personal maid or female attendant
    lady's maid
    a maid who is a lady's personal attendant
    parlormaid, parlourmaid
    a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door
    type of:
    domestic, domestic help, house servant
    a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
  2. noun
    a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
    synonyms: wet nurse, wet-nurse, wetnurse
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    type of:
    nanny, nurse, nursemaid
    a woman who is the custodian of children
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