Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a nanny.

Etymologies

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nanny +‎ -like

Examples

  • When pressed, Hogg herself grows vague, then teary, then dismisses questions about her credentials with a brisk, nannylike "Never mind."

    Cries And Whispers

  • Tendril's concern is that if the utilities, and not the customers, control the data, it will "create a nannylike authority," said Cameron Brooks, the company's senior director for markets and policy.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • I get a real kick out of the tone and the graphics: the nannylike reassurances that it's all going to be O.K., and we are in control, and we're all going to be happier now-it must be a response to the reaction to Buzz:

    The New Yorker

  • I considered asking them directly, but it didn’t seem very nannylike.

    Must Love Black

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