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NANNY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nanny mean? 

NANNY (noun)
  The noun NANNY has 2 senses:

1. a woman who is the custodian of children
2. female goat

  Familiarity information: NANNY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NANNY (noun)


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Meaning:

A woman who is the custodian of children

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

nanny; nursemaid; nurse

Hypernyms ("nanny" is a kind of...):

keeper (someone in charge of other people)

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nanny"):

dry nurse (a nurse who cares for but does not suckle an infant)

mammy (an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.)

amah; wet nurse; wet-nurse; wetnurse (a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else)


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Meaning:

Female goat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

nanny-goat; she-goat; nanny

Hypernyms ("nanny" is a kind of...):

caprine animal; goat (any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns)

Meronyms (parts of "nanny"):

bag; udder (mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats))


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