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English definition of “au pair”

au pair

noun [C]     /ˌəʊˈpeər/ US  /ˌoʊˈpeər/
a foreign person , usually a young woman, who lives with a family in order to learn their language and who takes care of the children or cleans the house in return for meals , a room , and a small payment People who help or serve people professionallyHelpers and accomplicesParenting and caring for children
(Definition of au pair noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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