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nanny

noun nan·ny \ˈna-nē\

Simple Definition of nanny

  • : a woman who is paid to care for a young child usually in the child's home

Full Definition of nanny

plural nannies

  1. :  a child's nurse or caregiver

Examples of nanny

  1. When I was growing up, I had a nanny.

  2. <wrote a memoir recounting her days as a nanny for the rich and often indiscreet>



Variants of nanny

also nan·nie play \ˈna-nē\

Origin of nanny

probably of baby-talk origin


First Known Use: 1795

Rhymes with nanny



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