Nanny definition

nănē
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A person whose work is caring for a young child in the child's home.
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A person, traditionally a woman, employed to take care of a child.
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(colloquial) A grandmother.
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(pejorative) To treat like a nanny's charges; to coddle. [From the mid-20th c.]
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A diminutive of the female given name Ann or Anne.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nanny
Plural:
nannies

Origin of nanny

  • Alteration of nana

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition