Mammy

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"Mammy" is a nickname for a mother, used in several English dialects, including Hiberno-English used in Ireland.

"Mammy" may refer to:

  • Mammy archetype, a stereotype of a black woman, depicted as rotund, homely, and matronly
  • Mammy's Boy, unfinished 1923 film with Al Jolson, directed by D. W. Griffith
  • Mammy (film), starring Al Jolson
  • "My Mammy", a U.S. popular song, a huge hit for Al Jolson
  • Mammy (Gone with the Wind), the O'Haras' outspoken housemaid in Gone with the Wind
  • Mammy Two Shoes, a recurring character in MGM's Tom and Jerry cartoons, a heavy-set middle-aged black woman
  • Mammy yokum, a white hillbilly from the comic strip Li'l Abner

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