ayah

noun
\ ˈī-ə How to pronounce ayah (audio) ; ˈä-yə, -(ˌ)yä\

Definition of ayah

: a nurse or maid native to India

First Known Use of ayah

1779, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ayah

Hindi & Urdu āyā, from Portuguese aia, from Latin avia grandmother

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