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Definition of nanny noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nanny

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈnæni//
 
(pl. nannies)
 
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  • a woman whose job is to take care of young children in the children's own home
  • Idioms
    the nanny state
     
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    a disapproving way of talking about the fact that government seems to get too much involved in people's lives and to protect them too much, in a way that limits their freedom
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nanny

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