Definition of metapelet in English:

metapelet

(also metappelet, metapelot, metapeleth)

noun

  • Chiefly in the State of Israel: a nanny, nurse, or other type of female caregiver.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Middle Eastern Affairs. From modern Hebrew mĕṭappeleṯ, feminine of mĕṭappēl nurse, lit. ‘a person who takes care’, use as noun of participle of post-biblical Hebrew ṭippēl to care for.

Pronunciation

metapelet

/mɛtəˈpɛlɪt/