What is another word for nursemaid?

Pronunciation: [nˈɜːsme͡ɪd] (IPA)

"Nursemaid" is a term that has been used for centuries to describe a woman who takes care of children. However, over time, societies have come up with other words and phrases to describe this occupation. Some of the synonyms for "nursemaid" include "nanny," "childcare provider," "au pair," "babysitter," "childminder," "pirouette," "sitter," "caregiver," "child minder," "governess," and "child nurse." Each term has its unique connotations, and depending on the context in which it's used, it may describe someone who simply watches over children or someone who provides more advanced child-rearing advice and assistance. Ultimately, the synonym chosen is personal preference and the intention of its use.

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What are the hypernyms for Nursemaid?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Nursemaid

My job, which I didn't particularly want, was to nursemaid you.
"Evil Out of Onzar"
Mark Ganes
Marian has spent most of her trip acting as nursemaid to poor little sticky-faced souls, whose mothers were utterly discouraged, I'm daily expecting that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children will send her a gold medal, for I am sure she richly deserves it.
"Sara, a Princess"
Fannie E. Newberry
The children had all been put in their bath, and packed off early to bed, and Susan, the nursemaid, had run downstairs for a few minutes' gossip in the kitchen.
"Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves"
Frances Freeling Broderip

Famous quotes with Nursemaid

  • All humans are created unequal. You are bigger and stronger than Pop; I am bigger and stronger than Hilda. I have the least years of experience; Pop has the most. Pop is a super-genius...but he concentrates so hard that he forgets to eat...unless he has a nursemaid to watch him—as Mama did, as I did, as Hilda now does. You, sir, are the all-around most competent man I’ve ever met, whether driving a duo, or dancing, or telling outrageous tales. Three of us have eight or nine earned degrees...but Aunt Hilda with none is a walking encyclopedia from insatiable curiosity and extraordinary memory. We two are baby factories and you two are not—but two men can impregnate fifty women—or five hundred. There is no end to the ways that we four are unequal.
    Robert A. Heinlein

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