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nursemaid

[nurs-meyd] /ˈnɜrsˌmeɪd/
noun
1.
Also called nurserymaid. a woman or girl employed to care for a child or several children, especially in a household.
verb (used with object)
2.
to act as a nursemaid to; to take care of or look after protectively.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; nurse + maid
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Examples from the web for nursemaid
  • nursemaid's elbow is a dislocation of a bone in the elbow called the radius.
  • nursemaid's elbow is a partial dislocation common in toddlers.
  • He was dying and unbeknown to his parents, his nursemaid sprinkled water on him to baptise him so that he could get into heaven.
British Dictionary definitions for nursemaid

nursemaid

/ˈnɜːsˌmeɪd/
noun
1.
a woman or girl employed to look after someone else's children Often shortened to nurse
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