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


(ˈnɜːsˌmeɪd) or


a woman or girl employed to look after someone else's children. Often shortened to: nurse



a woman or girl employed to care for children, esp. in a household.
Also called nurs′er•y•maid`.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nursemaid - a woman who is the custodian of childrennursemaid - a woman who is the custodian of children
dry nurse - a nurse who cares for but does not suckle an infant
keeper - someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"
mammy - an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
amah, wet nurse, wetnurse, wet-nurse - a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"


noun nanny, nurse, angel (informal) She worked as nursemaid to the family of a diplomat.
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(o.f.) [ˈnɜːsmeɪd] Nniñera f, aya f
to play nursemaid to sbhacer de niñera de algn


n (= nanny, hum: = servant) → Kindermädchen nt


[ˈnɜːsˌmeɪd] nbambinaia


(nəːs) noun
1. a person who looks after sick or injured people in hospital. She wants to be a nurse.
2. a person, usually a woman, who looks after small children. The children have gone out with their nurse.
1. to look after sick or injured people, especially in a hospital. He was nursed back to health.
2. to give (a baby) milk from the breast.
3. to hold with care. She was nursing a kitten.
4. to have or encourage (feelings eg of anger or hope) in oneself.
ˈnurseryplural ˈnurseries noun
1. a room etc for young children.
2. a place where young plants are grown.
ˈnursing noun
the profession of a nurse who cares for the sick.
ˈnursemaid noun
a nurse who looks after small children.
ˈnurseryman noun
a person who runs, or works in, a nursery for plants.
nursery rhyme
a short, simple poem for children.
nursery school
a school for very young children.
ˈnursing-home noun
a small private hospital.
References in classic literature ?
I have ordered her crib to be placed in your room, and if you will be so kind as to overlook her washing and dressing, and take charge of her clothes, she need have nothing further to do with the nursery maid.
The ladies in their rich winter dresses, the smart nursery maids, the lovely children, the ever moving crowd skating on the ice of the Round Pond; it was all so exhilarating after what I have been used to, that I actually caught myself whistling as I walked through the brilliant scene
When the Queen was a child, her mother employed her old nanny Clara Knight, known as Allah, and a nursery maid called Margaret MacDonald, nicknamed Bobo, and later in 1933, Marion Crawford as governess.
UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS - SERIES TWO (Cert PG, 364 mins) NEW nursery maid Beryl Ballard (Laura Haddock) makes a big impression at 165 Eaton Place and a shocking revelation about butler Mr Pritchard (Adrian Scarborough) raises eyebrows in six episodes of the BBC drama based on the awardwinning 1970s series.
Please write soon to me Love from Eileen Story 100 years in the making Titanic letter journey 1 April, 10, 1912, Eileen writes a letter to her nursery maid Louisa Sterling C/O Mrs Byrnes in Little Bray, Ireland.
As for her being a cold, unloving mother, letters have just come to light written by a young nursery maid when the Princes Andrew and Edward were babies.