Definition of nanny
: a child's nurse or caregiver
Examples of nanny in a Sentence
When I was growing up, I had a nanny.
wrote a memoir recounting her days as a nanny for the rich and often indiscreet
Recent Examples of nanny from the Web
Moshe, who was 2-years-old at the time, was saved by his Indian nanny.
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Christopher's closest confidant was his nanny, Olive Rand, who was with him for more than 8 years.
Family is a powerful diplomatic tool that Trump and Kushner wield in China, often in the shape of Arabella, who learned Mandarin from the crib thanks to a Chinese nanny.
As their lives become intricately entwined, Angela and her husband, Brian (Nicolas Cage), invite Katie to live in their guest house to serve as their nanny — with terrifying consequences.
Has worked: As a camp counselor at Camp Point Clear in Guntersville Ala., as a nanny, and at Peridot Press Stationery and Gifts in Oxford, Miss. Presentations: As a maid in Les Pierrettes, Apollo and Harlequins.
A nanny gets the children up and off to school each day — the three girls attend Kate Sessions Elementary and Jackson attends a special-education preschool.
He is accused of taking money from investors in and around Charlotte and using it to repay other investors and to spend it on personal items, including vacation homes, nannies, a personal chef and a groundskeeper.
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Origin and Etymology of nanny
probably of baby-talk origin
First Known Use: 1785See Words from the same year
NANNY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nanny for English Language Learners
: a woman who is paid to care for a young child usually in the child's home
NANNY Defined for Kids
Definition of nanny for Students
: a child's nurse
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