Meaning of “district nurse” in the English Dictionary

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"district nurse" in British English

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district nursenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdɪs.trɪkt ˈnɜːs/ us /ˌdɪs.trɪkt ˈnɝːs/ UK

Examples from literature

  • The district nurse had done her level best to clear up, perhaps, but there had been no attempt at good cheer. 
  • The doctor from the dispensary, the district nurse, even Maggie, had assured him that with the coming of summer this cold of his would be better. 
  • They were what she used when nursing with the district nurse in the village at home. 

(Definition of “district nurse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)