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Definition of "nanny" []

  • A children's nurse. (noun)
  • A nurse or nursemaid for children (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any person or thing regarded as treating people like children, esp by being patronizing or overprotective (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • To nurse or look after someone else's children (verb)
  • To be overprotective towards (verb)

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Use "nanny" in a sentence
  • "Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has used the phrase "nanny state.""
  • "I hope for every drunken nanny (that's what we call the nanny in my big sis's comment), there is a Laura and that she will be walking down your cul de sac soon and knowcking on your door."
  • "Like they have their own place separate from the Donald and his latest, as if the nanny is the mommy?"