|Origin:||From the female name Ann|
nan‧ny plural nannies [countable]
a woman whose job is to take care of the children in a family, usually in the family's own home:
She found a job as a nanny with a wealthy Italian family.
2 British English informal
grandmother - used by children [= nan]
3 especially British EnglishPGPPP
a government which tries to control the lives of its citizens too much