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Definition of au pair noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


au pair

NAmE//ˌoʊ ˈpɛr//
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a young person, usually a woman, who lives with a family in a foreign country. An au pair helps in the house and takes care of children, and receives a small salary. She worked in Paris for six months as an au pair. There are very few male au pairs.
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