Synonyms for nanny

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"This would be truly a vain wish, dear Nanny, in the mixed company of a ship," she said.

That the letter was read, Nanny, who is truth itself, affirms she saw.

I was heedless of this command, and answered her by saying: 'What are you doing here, Nanny?'

So Nanny and I repaired to the tree in question, and Nanny mounted into the tree.

I would like to have one like it for our Nanny (meaning his wife).

Then Diamond went to make inquiries about Nanny, and this led to something else.

"Well, as long as you are pleased I am pleased," said Nanny.

The moment Nanny saw her, she recognised her as the lady who had lent her the ruby-ring.

Diamond kept his place by Nanny's side, with her hand in his.

He was not even offended with Nanny and Jim for calling him a silly.

WORD ORIGIN

"children's nurse," 1795, from widespread child's word for "female adult other than mother" (cf. Greek nanna "aunt"). The word also is a nickname form of the fem. proper name Ann, which probably is the sense in nanny goat (1788, cf. billy goat). Nanny-house "brothel" is slang from c.1700. Nanny state, in reference to overintrusive government policies is attested by 1987, the term associated with British political leader Margaret Thatcher, who criticized the tendency.

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