Definitions

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  • noun The behaviour of a nanny state.

Etymologies

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nanny +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Rush Limbaugh commented on the light bulb law in this way: This is exactly the kind of nannyism, statism, what have you, that was voted against and was defeated last week.

    Jonathan A. Schein: How Many Tea Partiers Does It Take to Screw Up a Light Bulb?

  • Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh told listeners last week it would be a " tone-deaf disaster " if Republicans let Mr. Upton have the chairmanship, calling it " exactly the kind of nannyism, statism " that was rejected by voters earlier this month.

    GOP Leadership Struggle for Key Panel Turns Nasty

  • It's a matter of progressive "nannyism" control over individuals vs individual freedom and self-responsibility.

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  • Isn't it the height of "nannyism" to criminalize a natural substance because MAYBE if you ingest it, you "might" be go on to harder things that will cause you to be engaeged in criminal activities?

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  • Isn't it the height of "nannyism" to criminalize a natural substance because MAYBE if you ingest it, you "might" be go on to harder things that will cause you to be engaeged in criminal activities?

    News from www.rep-am.com

  • Isn't it the height of "nannyism" to criminalize a natural substance because MAYBE if you ingest it, you "might" be go on to harder things that will cause you to be engaeged in criminal activities?

    News from www.rep-am.com

  • Isn't it the height of "nannyism" to criminalize a natural substance because MAYBE if you ingest it, you "might" be go on to harder things that will cause you to be engaeged in criminal activities?

    News from www.rep-am.com

  • Isn't it the height of "nannyism" to criminalize a natural substance because MAYBE if you ingest it, you "might" be go on to harder things that will cause you to be engaeged in criminal activities?

    News from www.rep-am.com

  • Isn't it the height of "nannyism" to criminalize a natural substance because MAYBE if you ingest it, you "might" be go on to harder things that will cause you to be engaeged in criminal activities?

    News from www.rep-am.com

  • Isn't it the height of "nannyism" to criminalize a natural substance because MAYBE if you ingest it, you "might" be go on to harder things that will cause you to be engaeged in criminal activities?

    News from www.rep-am.com

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