nanny NOUN (pl. nannies) 1) a woman employed to look after a child in its own home. 2) (before another noun ) interfering and overprotective: the nanny state. 3) (also nanny goat) a female goat.
VERB (nannies, nannied) be overprotective towards.
ORIGIN familiar form of the name Ann.

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