What does nanny mean?

Definitions for nannyˈnæn i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nanny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nanny, nursemaid, nurse(noun)

    a woman who is the custodian of children

  2. nanny, nanny-goat, she-goat(noun)

    female goat


  1. nanny(Noun)

    A child's nurse

  2. nanny(Noun)

    A grandmother.

  3. nanny(Noun)

    A female goat

  4. nanny(Verb)

    To treat like a nanny's charges; to coddle.

  5. Nanny(ProperNoun)

    or Anne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nanny(noun)

    a diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name


  1. Nanny

    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

  1. Nanny

    nan′i, n. a female goat.—Also Nann′y-goat.

Editors Contribution

  1. nanny

    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

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nanny' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3304


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nanny in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nanny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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