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day nursery

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noun
  1. a nursery for the care of small children during the day, especially while their parents are at work.
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Origin of day nursery

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for day nursery

Historical Examples

  • There is a third room on the right hand, which communicates with the day-nursery.

    The Dead Secret

    Wilkie Collins

  • However, the day-nursery was a bright room, with a cosy atmosphere of its own.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1

    Compton Mackenzie

  • "Wait a moment, I'll see," I replied, and went to the day-nursery.

    That Little Beggar

    E. King Hall

  • She found herself unexpectedly on the threshold of the day-nursery.

  • I was at the day-nursery yesterday when all those babies were brought in to their dinner.

    The Seeker

    Harry Leon Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for day nursery

day nursery

noun
  1. British and NZ social welfare an establishment offering daycare to preschool children, enabling their parents to work full time or have extended relief if child care is a problemAlso called (US, Canadian, Austral, and NZ): daycare centre
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