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English definition of “au pair”

au pair

noun [C]     /ˌəʊˈpeər/
a young person who goes to live with a family in another country and looks after their children , does work in their house , etc Occupations and trades
(Definition of au pair noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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