Definition of nursery-maid in US English:

nursery-maid

noun

historical
  • Nursemaid.

verb

rare
  • with object Nursemaid.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Duchess of Newcastle (?1623–1673), writer. From nursery + maid<br>late 19th century. From nursery-maid. Compare nursemaid.

Pronunciation

nursery-maid

/ˈnəːs(ə)riˌmeɪd/