Definition of manny in US English:



  • A male nanny.

    ‘my husband would like us to hire a manny for our two boys’
    • ‘Now it's mannies who not only serve as a caregiver to high profile children, but also serve as male role models who keep up with active, outdoors-loving kids.’
    • ‘But for security, she brought her kids and manny.’
    • ‘Male nannies, or ‘mannies’, are becoming increasingly popular with parents in London and the United States looking for a positive male role model for their children.’
    • ‘But the rest of us are stilling asking, are mannies as good at child care as nannies?’
    • ‘And while it's possible for nannies and mannies to earn the same amount of money, professional experience is still highly valued and is reflected in pay.’


1990s: blend of man and nanny.