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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman employed to take care of children.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a woman or girl employed to care for children
  • v. To tend to as a nursemaid.
  • v. To care for or look after.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A girl or woman employed to attend and care for children.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A maid-servant employed to tend children.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman who is the custodian of children

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