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au pair

noun [C] uk   /ˌəʊˈpeər/ us    /ˌoʊˈpeər/
a foreign person, usually a young woman, who lives with a family in order to learn their language and who takes care of the children or cleans the house in return for meals, a room, and a small payment
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