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Meaning of au pair

au pair

Pronunciation: (ō pâr'), [key]
  1. a person, usually a young foreign visitor, employed to take care of children, do housework, etc., in exchange for room and board: We sent the children to the beach with the au pair.
  2. of, pertaining to, or employed under such an arrangement: an au pair girl.
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