nanny

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. nurse[maid], amah, ayah, baby-sitter. See safety.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. nursemaid, au pair (French), baby-sitter; see nurse 3 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
nursemaid, nurse, wet nurse, mammy, babysitter, governess.

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