Definition of nursemaid in English:


Line breaks: nurse|maid
Pronunciation: /ˈnəːsmeɪd


A woman or girl employed to look after a young child or children.
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  • Then she looked the young nursemaid straight in the eye.
  • A young nursemaid came forward with two sleeping babies, one only a few months old, the other almost a year.
  • Anne moved closer to Amelia, feeling like a little girl again as she nearly clutched her nursemaid's skirts.
nanny, governess, nursery nurse, nurserymaid, childminder, au pair, childcarer; Indianayah, amah; Jewishmetapelot
informal nursey
French dated bonne


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Look after or be overprotective towards: I haven’t got time to nursemaid you through these problems
More example sentences
  • His family have nursemaided him over the last few days.
  • Poor Chihirae had her classes to attend, as well as nursemaiding me and that can't have been a pleasant job: bedridden, I couldn't use the toilet, I couldn't wash myself, couldn't feed myself.
  • Kubrick had been nursemaiding this project along for almost two decades, awaiting the time when technology could produce visual effects at the level demanded by his perfectionism.

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