- a baby's nurse, especially a wet nurse.
- a female servant; maid.
Origin of amah
Examples from the Web for amah
Historical Examples of amah
Then he makes up his mind the best thing is to leave Daisy with the Amah.
I told you I wouldn't have your disgusting pipe in here, amah.
It's very convenient that you should always be within earshot when you're wanted, amah.
I've never seen anyone let an amah behave as you let her behave.
The amah complained that the roof leaked and I came to see for myself.
- (in the East, esp formerly) a nurse or maidservant, esp one of Chinese originCompare ayah
Word Origin for amah
"wet-nurse," 1839, Anglo-Indian, from Portuguese ama "nurse," from Medieval Latin amma "mother," from PIE root *am-, forming nursery words.