Definition of dai in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪ/

noun (plural dais)

A midwife or wet nurse.
Example sentences
  • Her family sent for Sitawati, the village dai (midwife).
  • Following the tradition of her grandmother and mother, she served the community as a dai ben (a midwife) and was well known for her skill and care.
  • And they stopped paying the dai even the little they used to.


From Urdu, from Persian dāyah.

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