What does nanny mean?

Definitions for nanny
ˈnæn inan·ny

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word nanny.

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.

ChatGPT

  1. nanny

    A nanny is a professional caregiver who is responsible for providing child care within the children's family setting. Typically full-time, their duties often include meal preparation, organizing and facilitating children's activities, tending to children's hygiene and health requirements, providing educational stimulation and ensuring the children's safety. They may also perform light household chores related to child care. Their role is often combined with consistency and routine in the child's life and may live-in with the family or live-out.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nannynoun

    a diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NANNY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nanny is ranked #60960 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nanny surname appeared 330 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Nanny.

    89% or 294 total occurrences were White.
    5.7% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    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. Bryce Maine:

    I’m just trying to stand up for my nanny.

  2. Lindsay Davenport:

    Once you have a child, your mind is never clear. It's always worried. I remember playing one match in Bali and I could see the nanny holding him (in a building overlooking the court) and I was like, 'The sun's like right there on top of him,' and I couldn't get that out of my mind, then I told the nanny that she couldn't come because if I saw or heard him, my mind went into overdrive. It's a learning experience because you figure out what works and what doesn't work.

  3. 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.

  4. Kanye West:

    I was so self-conscious about the nanny and the housekeeper that I didn't want them to hear me screaming in the living room, i think that that's such a metaphor of something for the existence of so-called well-off people that they're not really well-off -- they won't even scream in their own house.

  5. Kristina Hooper:

    You have a Fed that's less interested in being a soothing nanny.

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