Definitions for au pairoʊ ˈpɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au pairoʊ ˈpɛər(n.)

  1. a person, usu. a young foreign visitor, employed to care for children, do housework, etc., in exchange for room and board.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (adj.)pertaining to or employed under such an arrangement.

Origin of au pair:

1965–70; < F, lit., equal, even

Princeton's WordNet

  1. au pair(noun)

    a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. au pair(noun)ænt, ɑnt

    a young foreign person living and helping a family with housework and childcare


  1. au pair(Noun)

    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)


  1. Au pair

    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.

Translations for au pair

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

au pair(noun)

a young person from abroad employed by a family to look after the children and help with the housework in return for room, meals, pocket money and an opportunity to learn the language

a French au pair; an au pair girl.

  • au pairAfrikaans
  • مُرَبِّيَة شابَّة مِن خارِج البِلادArabic
  • домашна прислужничка, чужденка, наета да гледа деца и да помага с домашната работа срещу храна и квартираBulgarian
  • "au pair"Portuguese (BR)
  • au pairCzech
  • Au-pair-MädchenGerman
  • au pairDanish
  • αλλοδαπή προσωρινή παιδαγωγόςGreek
  • au pairSpanish
  • au-pairEstonian
  • خدمتکار تهاتریFarsi
  • au pairFinnish
  • מְטַפֶּלֶתHebrew
  • एक विदेशी युवा जिसे कमरा, भोजन, पाकचखर्च और भाषा सीखने के अवसर के एवज में बच्चों की देखरेख और घर के काम के लिए रखा जाता हैHindi
  • mlada djevojka koja boravi kod neke obitelji u inozemstvu i pomaže u kućanstvu (za stan, hranu i skromnu plaću) da nauči jezikCroatian
  • au pairHungarian
  • TKWIndonesian
  • (ragazza) alla pariItalian
  • 家事手伝(女子)留学生Japanese
  • 오페어(집안 일을 도와주고 숙박과 식사를 제공받는 외국 유학생)Korean
  • jaunuolis/jaunuolė iš užsienio, gaunanti(s) visą išlaikymą už vaikų priežiūrą ir namų ruošąLithuanian
  • bērnaukle-izpalīdze (ārzemniece)Latvian
  • pembantu rumahMalay
  • au pairDutch
  • au pairNorwegian
  • okresowa pomoc domowa w zamian za wyżywienie, kieszonkowe i naukę językaPolish
  • خدمتکار تهاتریPersian
  • خدمتګارPashto
  • няня-иностранкаRussian
  • mladá opatrovkyňa detí v cudzej krajineSlovak
  • strankinja kojačuva decuSerbian
  • au pairSwedish
  • ชาวต่างชาติที่ทำหน้าที่เป็นพี่เลี้ยงเด็กและงานบ้านแลกกับที่พัก อาหาร ค่าจ้าง และโอกาสในการเรียนภาษาThai
  • oper, genç çocuk bakıcısıTurkish
  • 為獲食宿、零用金和語言學習機會的年輕外國保姆Chinese (Trad.)
  • іноземка-помічниця по дому, іноземка-нянькаUkrainian
  • خادم ، ملازمUrdu
  • người làm công được nuôi cơmVietnamese
  • 为换取房间、住处、及学习某家语言的机会而为该家做家务的年轻外国人Chinese (Simp.)

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