The definition of an ayah is a maid or nursemaid in India.
An example of an ayah is a nanny to children in New Dehli, India.
a native nursemaid or lady's maid in India
Origin of ayahAnglo-Indian ; from Hindi ?ya ; from Portuguese aia, governess
A housemaid or children's nurse in South Asia.
Origin of ayahHindi aya, from Portuguese aia, nursemaid, from Latin avia, grandmother; see awo- in Indo-European roots.
- A verse in the Quran.
- A native female servant or maid, especially working for Europeans in South Asia.