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Meaning of WET-NURSE

Pronunciation:  'wet `nurs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
  2. [v]  give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

WET-NURSE is a 9 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: amah, breastfeed, give suck, lactate, nurse, suck, suckle
 Antonyms: bottlefeed
 See Also: feed, give, nanny, nurse, nursemaid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wet" nurse`\
A nurse who suckles a child, especially the child of another
woman. Cf. {Dry nurse}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a wet nurse in your dream, foretells that you will be widowed. Dreaming that you are a wet nurse means dependence on your own labors.