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"nanny" in British English

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nannynoun [C]

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

a woman whose ​job is to take ​care of a ​particular family's ​children
  • nanny noun [C] (GRANDMOTHER)

UK informal child's word for a ​grandmother: [as form of address] Can I have a ​drink, Nanny?
(Definition of nanny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nanny" in American English

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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 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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