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nannynoun [C]

uk   /ˈnæn.i/  us   /ˈnæn.i/
  • nanny noun [C] (JOB)

a woman whose job is to take care of a particular family's children
(Definition of nanny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nannynoun [C]

 us   /ˈnæn·i/
a woman employed to take care of children in the children’s home: She relied on a nanny to care for her baby during the week.
(Definition of nanny from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nanny”
in Korean 유모…
in Arabic مُرَبِيَة…
in Malaysian pengasuh…
in French nurse, nounou…
in Russian няня…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外)祖母…
in Italian bambinaia, tata…
in Turkish dadı…
in Polish opiekun/ka do dziecka, niania…
in Spanish cuidador, -ora, niñera…
in Vietnamese người giữ trẻ…
in Portuguese babá…
in Thai พี่เลี้ยงเด็ก…
in German das Kindermädchen…
in Catalan mainader, -a…
in Japanese 子守, 乳母…
in Chinese (Simplified) (外)祖母…
in Indonesian perawat anak, suster…
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