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Meaning of nursemaid

nurse•maid

Pronunciation: (nûrs'mād"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda woman or girl employed to care for a child or several children, esp. in a household.
—v.t.
  1. to act as a nursemaid to; to take care of or look after protectively.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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