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nursemaid

[ nurs-meyd ]
/ ˈnɜrsˌmeɪd /
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noun
Also called nurs·er·y·maid . a woman or girl employed to care for a child or several children, especially in a household.
verb (used with object)
to act as a nursemaid to; to take care of or look after protectively.
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Origin of nursemaid

First recorded in 1650–60; nurse + maid
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British Dictionary definitions for nursemaid

nursemaid

nurserymaid (ˈnɜːsrɪˌmeɪd)

/ (ˈnɜːsˌmeɪd) /

noun
a woman or girl employed to look after someone else's childrenOften shortened to: nurse
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