Meaning of dry nurse

dry' nurse"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another's infant. Cf. wet nurse.
  2. a person who tutors and guides an inexperienced person at work.

dry-nurse

Pronunciation: (drī'nûrs"), [key]
— -nursed, -nurs•ing.
  1. to act as a dry nurse to.
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