Also called nurserymaid. a woman or girl employed to care for a child or several children, especially in a household.
verb (used with object)
to act as a nursemaid to; to take care of or look after protectively.

1650–60; nurse + maid Unabridged
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nursemaid or nurserymaid (ˈnɜːsˌmeɪd, ˈnɜːsrɪˌmeɪd)
Often shortened to: nurse a woman or girl employed to look after someone else's children
nurserymaid or nurserymaid

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Example sentences
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.
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