Definition of nannyish in US English:

nannyish

adjective

  • See nanny

    • ‘This is one area where the nanny state is not nannyish enough.’
    • ‘The main reason I haven't been to California before is their impertinent, nannyish tobacco fatwa.’
    • ‘But is this nannyish redirection advice really necessary?’
    • ‘The paper which daily lambasts the government for its nanny-state tendencies whined that it wasn't nannyish enough, following its announcement that it intends to liberalise the gambling laws.’
    • ‘Does that strike you as nannyish and make you a little queasy?’