from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A young foreigner who does domestic work for a family in exchange for room and board and a chance to learn the family's language.
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- noun A single
girl(or, rarely, a boy) who helps a host family with childcareand/or housework while staying as a guest with a host family and generally receiving a small allowance(or pocket money)
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- noun a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French : au, at the + pair, equal.]
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From French au pair
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