noun \ˈī-ə; ˈä-yə, -(ˌ)yä\

Definition of AYAH

:  a nurse or maid native to India

Origin of AYAH

Hindi & Urdu āyā, from Portuguese aia, from Latin avia grandmother
First Known Use: 1779

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith


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