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Definition of "amah" [amah]

  • A housemaid, especially a wet nurse, in India and the Far East. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amah" in a sentence
  • "Ni'amah's house and frequented his slave-wife, Naomi."
  • "Quoth Ni'amah's mother, "I fear lest thy lord know;" but said the old woman, "By Allah, I will not let her take seat on the floor; no, she shall look, standing on her feet, and not tarry.""
  • "“She got a great deal from her amah,” said Marian."