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.
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How to use nursemaid in a sentence
She would ask the nursemaid to read aloud, and, in return, she would make or mend a gown for her.
Perhaps of all its symbols the most typical and popular are: a nursemaid, a perambulator enclosing twins, and a gigantic dragoon.Prose Fancies | Richard Le Gallienne
Diminutive nursemaid (to angler, who has not had a bite for hours).Mr. Punch With Rod and Gun | Various
The fact was, that she had given the little nursemaid an hour or two off.Poppy | Cynthia Stockley
The nursemaid was allus a talking to the sodgers in the park.Crying for the Light, Vol. 3 [of 3] | J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for nursemaid
a woman or girl employed to look after someone else's children: Often shortened to: nurse
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