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Topic: OCCUPATIONS

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: From the female name Ann

nanny

noun
     
nan‧ny plural nannies [countable]
1BO 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

the nanny state

especially British EnglishPGPPP a government which tries to control the lives of its citizens too much
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