mammy etymology

English word mammy comes from English -y, English mam ((informal, and, colloquial) Diminutive of mother.)

Detailed word origin of mammy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
mam English (eng) (informal, and, colloquial) Diminutive of mother.
mammy English (eng) (US, historical, often pejorative) In the southern United States, a black nanny employed to look after white children.. (childish) mamma; mother.

Words with the same origin as mammy

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody
Descendants of mam