from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman employed to take care of infants or young children.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A maid-servant employed to tend children.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a woman or girl employed to care for children
  • verb To tend to as a nursemaid.
  • verb colloquial To care for or look after.

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

  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children


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