nanny state Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "nanny state" - English Dictionary

See all translations

nanny statenoun [C]

uk   us   mainly UK disapproving
a government that tries to give too much advice or make too many laws about how people should live their lives, especially about eating, smoking, or drinking alcohol: The government was accused of trying to create a nanny state when it announced new guidelines on healthy eating.
Translations of “nanny state”
in Chinese (Traditional) 保姆式政府(指過分干涉國民生活的政府)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保姆式政府(指过分干涉国民生活的政府)…
(Definition of nanny state from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of nanny state?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
follow

If you follow a particular person on Twitter� (= a website where people can publish short remarks or pieces of information), you choose to see the messages that that person posts (= publishes) on the website.

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More