verb (used with object), dry-nursed, dry-nurs·ing.

  1. to act as a dry nurse to.


  1. a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another’s infant.Compare wet nurse.
  2. Informal. a person who tutors and guides an inexperienced person at work.


  1. a nurse who cares for a child without suckling itCompare wet nurse

verb dry-nurse

  1. to care for (a baby or young child) without suckling


  1. A nurse employed to care for but not breast-feed an infant.

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