wet nurse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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wet nursenoun [C]

uk   us  
in the past, a woman ​employed to give her ​breastmilk to another woman's ​baby

wet-nurseverb [T]

uk   /ˈwet.nɜːs/  us   /-nɝːs/ UK disapproving
to ​treat someone too ​carefully as if that ​person is ​unable to do anything himself or herself
(Definition of wet nurse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wet nurse”
in Chinese (Simplified) (旧时的)奶妈,乳母…
in Chinese (Traditional) (舊時的)奶媽,乳母…
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