Etymology
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mammy (n.)

child's word for "mother," 1520s, diminutive of mam (see mamma). Meaning "black woman having the care of white children" (who often continued to call her mammy after they were grown) is by 1837, Southern U.S. dialect, a variant of mamma.

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Definitions of mammy

mammy (n.)
an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.;
mammy (n.)
informal terms for a mother;
Synonyms: ma / mama / mamma / mom / momma / mommy / mum / mummy
From wordnet.princeton.edu