- a child's nursemaid
- a person whose work is caring for a young child in the child's home
Origin of nanny; from Nan, diminutive of Ann(a)
A person, traditionally a woman, employed to take care of a child.
Origin of nannyAlteration of nana.
(third-person singular simple present nannies, present participle nannying, simple past and past participle nannied)
- (pejorative) To treat like a nanny's charges; to coddle. [From the mid-20th c.]