English word mammy comes from English -y, English mam ((informal, and, colloquial) Diminutive of mother.).
Mammy detailed word origin explanation
|-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. |
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