nanny, nursemaid, nurse(noun)
a woman who is the custodian of children
nanny, nanny-goat, she-goat(noun)
A child's nurse
A female goat
To treat like a nanny's charges; to coddle.
a diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name
A nanny, childminder, child care provider, or a mother's helper is an individual person who provides care for one or more children in a family as a service. Traditionally, nannies were servants in large households and reported directly to the lady of the house. Today, modern nannies, like other domestic workers, may live in or out of the house depending on their circumstances and those of their employers. Professional nannies are usually certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, qualified in First Aid, and have a degree or extensive training in child development. There are many employment agencies that specialize in childcare and online services that aid in finding available nannies. A childminder cares for the child in the childminder's home. Depending on the country they live in, government registration may or may not be required. A governess, in contrast to a nanny, concentrates on teaching and training children. A special type of modern nanny is known as a mother's helper. They are hired to assist mothers in the chores of the household as well as care for the children. A mother's helper may live in or out of the house.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nan′i, n. a female goat.—Also Nann′y-goat.
A person with the ability, experience, qualifications, skills and training employed by a person or family to care for a child.
Some people are employed around the world to be a nanny to an individual or family.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nanny' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3304
The numerical value of nanny in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of nanny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I’m just trying to stand up for my nanny.
The change to the guidelines will turn hundreds of thousands of people into 'hazardous drinkers' overnight thereby reviving the moral panic about drinking in Britain and opening the door to yet more nanny state interventions, people deserve to get honest and accurate health advice from the Chief Medical Officer, not scaremongering.
Moms have to take care of themselves — get a babysitter, read a book, i didn’t have a nanny with my first son because I stayed home and had the mindset of ‘I didn’t have a baby for someone else to raise,’ but I did have a sitter come to the house so could work out. By the time I had my second son, I was shooting a movie and I needed the help. I actually found my nanny through Alex Trebek because my sister is best friends with his children.
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Translations for nanny
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Kindermädchen, KinderfrauGerman
- nana, niñeraSpanish
- nourrice, bonne d'enfants, nounouFrench
- bambinaia, tata, babysitterItalian
- ナニー, 乳母Japanese
- нянечка, няня, нянькаRussian
- barnflicka, barnpassareSwedish
- dadı, bakıcıTurkish
- нянька, няняUkrainian
- cilihikälädan, cilijikälädan, cilikälädanVolapük
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