Definition of dai in English:

dai

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪ
 
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noun (plural dais)

Indian
  • A midwife or wet nurse.
    More 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.

Origin

from Urdu, from Persian dāyah.

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