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English definition of “nanny”


noun [C] uk   /ˈnæn.i/ us  

nanny noun [C] (JOB)

a woman whose job is to take care of a particular family's childrenParenting and caring for children

nanny noun [C] (GRANDMOTHER)

UK informal child's word for a grandmother: [as form of address] Can I have a drink, Nanny?Names people call their close relatives
(Definition of nanny from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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