dry nurse

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  1. a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another's infant.: Compare wet nurse.

  2. Informal. a person who tutors and guides an inexperienced person at work.

Origin of dry nurse

First recorded in 1590–1600

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[ drahy-nurs ]

verb (used with object),dry-nursed, dry-nurs·ing.
  1. to act as a dry nurse to.

Origin of dry-nurse

First recorded in 1575–85

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British Dictionary definitions for dry nurse

dry nurse

  1. a nurse who cares for a child without suckling it: Compare wet nurse

  1. to care for (a baby or young child) without suckling

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