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Definitions for nanny
ˈnæn inan·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nanny, nursemaid, nursenoun

    a woman who is the custodian of children

  2. nanny, nanny-goat, she-goatnoun

    female goat

Wiktionary

  1. nannynoun

    A child's nurse

  2. nannynoun

    A grandmother.

  3. nannynoun

    A female goat

  4. nannyverb

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

  5. Nannynoun

    or Anne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nannynoun

    a diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name

Freebase

  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.

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of nanny in a Sentence

  1. Roger Ma:

    I think it's pretty universal in terms of the nanny discussion, that if you're still getting paid, that you compensate them.

  2. Syia Lewis:

    Although we have full-time help during weekdays, I still spend a significant amount of time during the work day coordinating play dates, classes, and my children's schedules, responding to text messages from the nanny, i still call doctors and follow up with the dentist and schools -- none of that aspect of childcare is outsourced. My husband and I share these responsibilities, though as a mother a lot of it falls on me by default( and my husband is very helpful).

  3. Fran Drescher:

    Peter( Marc Jacobson) and I are doing a' Nanny' - related project that's very big, that I think the fans will be thrilled with.

  4. Signora Gucci:

    I heard my telephone ring, and my nanny told me that Maurizio was shot, first, I couldn’t believe it and then I thought, ‘My problems are gone’ and then just [felt] sorrow.

  5. Seth Norman Greenberg:

    One time, a family lived in a remote area in the Midwest where there were bears, they wanted a New York-savvy nanny — [but one] who knew how to use a blank gun to scare the bears. I couldn’t get anyone, unfortunately. Not a lot of New York nannies are open to that.

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