- Also called nurs·er·y·maid. a woman or girl employed to care for a child or several children, especially in a household.
- to act as a nursemaid to; to take care of or look after protectively.
Origin of nursemaid
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Examples from the Web for nursemaid
"It is rude to point," says the nursemaid to her little charge.A History of Nursery Rhymes
Percy B. Green
No wonder she can keep a nursemaid, if that's where she spends her time.The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson
And he uttered a groan which made a nursemaid turn and stare.Five Tales
So she salved her nursemaid's conscience—with the help of the fifty pounds.A Simpleton
She talks to him as if she were his nursemaid, Sophia thought.The Saracen: The Holy War
- a woman or girl employed to look after someone else's childrenOften shortened to: nurse
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