Meaning of “wet nurse” in the English Dictionary

"wet nurse" in British English

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wet nursenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwet ˌnɜːs/ us /ˈwet ˌnɝːs/

in the past, a woman employed to give her breast milk to another woman's baby

wet-nurseverb [ T ]

uk /ˈwet.nɜːs/ us /ˈwet.nɝːs/ UK disapproving

(Definition of “wet nurse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)