Definition of Nursemaid

1. Noun. A woman who is the custodian of children.

Exact synonyms: Nanny, Nurse
Specialized synonyms: Dry Nurse, Mammy, Amah, Wet Nurse, Wet-nurse, Wetnurse
Generic synonyms: Keeper, Adult Female, Woman
Derivative terms: Nurse

Definition of Nursemaid

1. n. A girl employed to attend children.

Definition of Nursemaid

1. Noun. a woman or girl employed to care for children ¹

2. Verb. To tend to as a nursemaid. ¹

3. Verb. (colloquial) To care for or look after. ¹

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Definition of Nursemaid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nursemaid

nurse clinician
nurse clinicians
nurse epidemiologist
nurse log
nurse midwives
nurse practitioner
nurse practitioners
nurse shark
nurse sharks
nursemaid (current term)
nursemaid's elbow
nursery rhyme
nursery rhymes
nursery school
nursery schools

Literary usage of Nursemaid

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1. Middle Temple Table Talk: With Some Talk about the Table Itself by William George Thorpe (1895)
"... CHAPTER X. Chief Baron Pollock and his nursemaid—Castor and Pollux— Can't have too many sons in the Exchequer—Two actions taken up to the House of Lords ..."

2. Sir Joshua and His Circle by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy (1906)
"... life—His nervous temperament—Dislikes mixing with strangers—-Distinguished people whom he painted—Emma Hart afterwards Lady Hamilton—nursemaid and Hebe ..."

3. At the Sign of the Dollar by Wallace Irwin (1905)
"UNCLE SAM—nursemaid Urged by motives nowise harmful— Beneficial, if you will— Uncle Samuel's got an armful Of republics infantile. ..."

4. The Great Crime of 1860: Being a Summary of the Facts Relating to the Murder by Joseph Whitaker Stapleton, Constance Emilie Kent, Elizabeth Gough (1861)
"... proceedings — Remarkable occurrence during the service of a previous nursemaid — Two Elizabeth Goughs—Remarks — Effect of the same scenes upon different ..."

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