Definitions for au pairoʊ ˈpɛər
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a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
A single girl (or, rarely, a boy) who helps a host family with childcare and/or housework while staying as a guest with a host family and generally receiving a small allowance (or pocket money)
An au pair is a domestic assistant from a foreign country working for, and living as part of, a host family. Typically, au pairs take on a share of the family's responsibility for childcare as well as some housework, and receive a small monetary allowance for personal use. Au pair schemes are subject to government restrictions which specify an age range usually from late teens to mid to late twenties. In Europe, where the concept originated, au pairs are only supposed to work part-time, and they often also study part-time, generally focusing on the language of the host country, but in the United States, they are permitted to provide full-time childcare.
A young adult who travels to a foreign country to live with a host family to help with some childcare, some housework and attends a language course and is provided with free food, lodging and paid an agreed allowance, all of which is arranged by an approved agency.
There are a number of Au pairs and Au pair agencies around the world which provide opportunities for young people to live and learn in a foreign country.
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