nanny cam

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nanny cam (plural nanny cams)

  1. A video camera installed in a residence that allows the householder to see what a babysitter does when the householder is away.
    • 2004 April 11, Ann Hulbert, "Are the Kids All Right?", in The New York Times Magazine, page 9:
      By contrast, vigilant adults in the new millennium are keeping ever closer tabs on kids — a quest that has inspired a surge in tracking devices, from nanny cams to No Child Left Behind standards and now the latest macro-indicator, the C.W.I.