The definition of an ayah is a maid or nursemaid in India.(noun)
An example of an ayah is a nanny to children in New Dehli, India.
See ayah in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Anglo-Ind < Hindi āya < Port aia, governess
See ayah in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Hindi āyā
Origin: , from Portuguese aia, nursemaid
Origin: , from Latin avia, grandmother; see awo- in Indo-European roots.
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