Definitions of amah

n a female domestic

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

n a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else

wet nurse, wet-nurse, wetnurse
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nanny, nurse, nursemaid
a woman who is the custodian of children

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