nursemaid [n] nanny au pair, baby-sitter, governess, nurserymaid, wet nurse; concept 295

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  • Nursemaid — Nurse maid , n. A girl or woman employed to attend and care for children. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nursemaid — ► NOUN ▪ a woman or girl employed to look after a young child or children …   English terms dictionary

  • nursemaid — [nʉrs′mād΄] n. a woman hired to take care of a child or children: also nurserymaid …   English World dictionary

  • Nursemaid — Children being cared of by a black nursemaid. (painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds) A nursemaid or nursery maid, is mostly a historical term of employment for a female servant in an elite household. In the 21st century, the position is largely… …   Wikipedia

  • nursemaid — 1. noun a woman or girl employed to care for children Syn: au pair, nanny, sluškinja 2. verb a) To tend to as a nursemaid …   Wiktionary

  • nursemaid — UK [ˈnɜː(r)sˌmeɪd] / US [ˈnɜrsˌmeɪd] noun [countable] Word forms nursemaid : singular nursemaid plural nursemaids old fashioned a woman whose job is to look after someone s children in their home …   English dictionary

  • nursemaid — /nerrs mayd /, n. 1. Also called nurserymaid. a woman or girl employed to care for a child or several children, esp. in a household. v.t. 2. to act as a nursemaid to; to take care of or look after protectively. [1650 60; NURSE + MAID] * * * …   Universalium

  • nursemaid — [[t]nɜ͟ː(r)smeɪd[/t]] nursemaids N COUNT A nursemaid is a woman or girl who is paid to look after young children. [AM; also BRIT, OLD FASHIONED] Syn: nurse, nanny …   English dictionary

  • nursemaid — noun Date: 1657 a girl or woman who is regularly employed to look after children …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nursemaid — Synonyms and related words: abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, betweenmaid, biddy, chambermaid, chaperon, companion, cook, dry nurse, duenna, femme de chambre, fille de chambre, gentlewoman, girl, governess, handmaid, handmaiden, hired girl,… …   Moby Thesaurus