Definition of nanny noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnæni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæni//
    (pl. nannies) Relations, Raising children
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  1. 1 a woman whose job is to take care of young children in the children’s own home She applied for the job of nanny to the Rickman family. She was taken on as a nanny to their two small children. See related entries: Raising children
  2. 2 (also nan) (both British English) (used by children, especially as a form of address) a grandmother When is Nanny coming to stay? my nan and grandad see also granny See related entries: Relations
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: familiar form of the given name Ann.Idioms 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
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