Definition of Dry-nurse

1. Verb. Take care of an infant without breastfeeding it.

Generic synonyms: Care, Give Care



Definition of Dry-nurse

1. Noun. A nurse who takes care of a baby, but does not breastfeed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dry-nurse

dry-clean
dry-cleaned
dry-cleaner
dry-cleaners
dry-cleaning
dry-cleans
dry-closet
dry-dock
dry-eyed
dry-fire
dry-fisted
dry-foot
dry-gulching
dry-heave
dry-nurse (current term)
dry-nurses
dry-rot
dry-run
dry-runs
dry-shod
dry-stone
dry-stone wall
dry abscess
dry amputation
dry as a bone
dry as a dead dingo's donger
dry battery
dry behind the ears

Literary usage of Dry-nurse

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1. The Monthly Review (1844)
"... that finds utterance in language of force and fluency. ART. XXVI.—Monomania. By DRY NURSE. THE evidence of the medical witnesses on ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Charles John Crompton, John Jervis, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1832)
"Let it also be remembered, that, if what I have mentioned be the rule, and the farmer chooses, as he may, to dry nurse the other nine, the parson has this ..."

3. A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1854)
"This, however, he teem» to have done literally, and as is gathered from passages in his own works, much in the character of a dry nurse. ..."

4. Ireland from the Restoration to the Revolution, 1660-1690 by John Patrick Prendergast (1887)
"... Commissioners of the Court of Claims.1 Henry's only son, John Whaley, married Susanna, daughter (as appears by her Petition) of the principal dry nurse ..."

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