1. [syn: nanny, nursemaid, nurse]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nursemaid \Nurse"maid`\, n.
A girl or woman employed to attend and care for children.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a woman who is the custodian of children [syn: nanny,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "nursemaid":
abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, betweenmaid, biddy, chambermaid,
chaperon, companion, cook, dry nurse, duenna, femme de chambre,
fille de chambre, gentlewoman, girl, governess, handmaid,
handmaiden, hired girl, housemaid, kitchenmaid, lady-help,
lady-in-waiting, live-in maid, live-out maid, maid, maidservant,
mammy, nanny, nurse, nurserymaid, parlormaid, scullery maid,
servant girl, servitress, sitter, soubrette, tweeny, upstairs maid,
waiting maid, wench, wet nurse