mammy : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
- n informal terms for a mother
- He also amassed the country's largest fleet of "mammy wagons," the trucks that carry Nigerians (including market women, which gives the trucks their name) from place to place.
- But there was a lot more, such as a mammy and four unclassifiable Civil War characters, billed as "The Defeated" and wheeled in on a float.
- As Dewey told the crowd, "I been hollerin' since my mammy slapped me on the bottom the day I was born.
News & Articles
- 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 ...
June 7, 2013 - The Washington Times
- 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.)
June 7, 2013 - World Tribune
- Nadine Coyle in RTE.ie
Coyle said: "I was sitting in the living room with my mammy. She told me there was someone coming in next door."
- Spike Lee in Malaysia Star
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...
- Charles Barron in Newsday
Holding up a photograph of singer Al Jolson in blackface, Barron said, "If street names are good for Mammy, they're good for Sonny."