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>
Origin and Etymology of nanny
probably of baby-talk origin
First Known Use: 1785
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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