Origin of ayahAnglo-Indian from Hindi ?ya from Portuguese aia, governess
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 housemaid or children's nurse in South Asia.
Origin of ayahHindi āyā 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.