an Indian maid or nurse, especially one employed in a colonial household.
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How to use ayah in a sentence
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ayah Abu Basheer is a lecturer at the Islamic University in Gaza City.
The day before the steamer reached Southampton, Mamma asked her if she would not like to see the ayah again.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
That is her ayah, who comes up from behind at a pace so different from her youthful mistress's.
All, that is, save Nina's ayah, who opportunely produced a bottle of smelling-salts and passed it to the mem-sahib.
British Dictionary definitions for ayah
(in the East, Africa, and other parts of the former British Empire) a maidservant, nursemaid, or governess, esp one of Indian or Malay origin: Compare amah
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