One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chiefly in the State of Israel: a nanny, nurse, or other type of female caregiver.
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.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.