mammy mammy

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
  2. (n) informal terms for a mother

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The fatalistic mottoes on the mammy wagons seemed symbolically apt.

News

  1. Who is Samantha Power? What Americans should know about their new UN ambassador

    A deep bow to our “friends” in the Middle East no longer satisfies Barack Obama’s White House. His new ambassador-to-be to the United Nations has a better idea. Samantha Power thinks the president should take a deferential knee. (It worked for Al Jolson, paying tribute to Mammy.)
    on June 7, 2013     Source: World Tribune

  2. PRUDEN: When a bow is not deep enough

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: A deep bow to our "friends" in the Middle East no longer satisfies Barack Obama's White House. His new ambassador-to-be to the United Nations has a better idea. Samantha Power thinks the president should take a deferential knee. (It worked for Al Jolson, paying tribute to Mammy.) Mzz Power ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. Coyle said: "I was sitting in the living room with my mammy. She told me there was someone coming in next door."
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Nadine Coyle Source: RTE.ie

  2. Lee explains: "To use that as an example of how progressive Hollywood is is ridiculous. Hattie McDaniel played Mammy in Gone With the Wind. That film was basically saying that the wrong side won the Civil War and that black people should still be...
    on Mar 21, 2006 By: Spike Lee Source: Malaysia Star

  3. Holding up a photograph of singer Al Jolson in blackface, Barron said, "If street names are good for Mammy, they're good for Sonny."
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Charles Barron Source: Newsday

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affectation affectation
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