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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The most common orthopedic injury in kids under two is called nursemaid’s elbow, in which the elbow gets tugged out of its socket by a caregiver holding a child’s hand and yanking the elbow.
The limited references I've seen in literature to nursemaids implies that the nursemaid was the only source of milk for the child.
The nursemaid was the first to go, and her place was filled by a Roman
His children have been reared in England, and the nursemaid is a thorough Englishwoman, who has never been seen to shrug her shoulders.
Lily tried to take off her jacket and her elbow popped out of its socket - a common condition called nursemaid's elbow.
"nursemaid" first, but then stumbled in his words, seeming to remember something.
How did someone get a dowel running the length of the nursemaid's head, neck and chest inside the wax without decapitating her?
The nursemaid figurine, too, is missing a leg, and Buehler points out that its head was once bashed in.
Inside the boxes is a 228-year-old collection of wax figurines - a man, a woman, a nursemaid with a baby, and numerous barnyard animals.
Girlfriend, a network that employs a full staff of hair gays at all times can swing a plane ticket and a nursemaid.