1. a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
  1. give suck to
    The wetnurse suckled the infant
    You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places
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How To Use wet-nurse In A Sentence

  • Especially when I read of the adventures of Russian and Polish exiles in Siberia -- men of aristocratic lineage wandering amid snow and arctic cold, sleeping on rocks or in hollow trees, and holding their own, empty-handed, against hunger and frost and their fiercer brute embodiments do I recognize a hardihood and a ferity whose wet-nurse, ages back, may well have been this gray slut of the woods. Winter Sunshine
  • 'And wha will pay for the wet-nurse?' said I; 'for ye ken I am as dry as a yeld crummie. Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII
  • But you must find a wet-nurse..." "And I daresay much else besides," mused Abhorsen. SABRIEL
  • Still, that would not have answered; even the biographer's enemy could not be cruel enough to ask him to let this real grievance, this compact and substantial and picturesque figure, this rawhead-and-bloody-bones, come striding in there among those pale shams, those rickety spectres labeled WET-NURSE, BONNET-SHOP, and so on -- no, the father of all malice could not ask the biographer to expose his pathetic goblins to a competition like that. In Defence of Harriet Shelley
  • We plan to wet-nurse the most promising little men to the point where they are good customers for our conventional banking operations.
  • I have been made a wet-nurse, a slave to savage women.
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