Definition of nanny cam in US English:

nanny cam


  • A webcam or closed-circuit television camera in a private home for parents to monitor their babysitter.

    • ‘In this day of nanny cams and bug implants, overprotectiveness is the norm.’
    • ‘To the right of his desk is a laptop showing live shots from a nanny cam trained on his daughter's crib at home.’
    • ‘Camera phones, nanny cams, and even satellite photos are commonplace.’
    • ‘With features such as access to wireless gaming and video, the ability to view nanny cams over mobile devices, and various business uses, it's obvious new applications and services will cost.’