nanny

noun nan·ny \ ˈna-nē \
variants: or less commonly nannie
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of nanny

plural nannies
: a child's nurse or caregiver

Examples of nanny in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of nanny

probably of baby-talk origin

nanny Synonyms


NANNY Defined for English Language Learners

nanny

noun

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

nanny

noun nan·ny \ ˈna-nē \

Definition of nanny for Students

plural nannies
: a child's nurse


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