What does «nanita» mean in spanish?

  • Short for "nanny"; babysitter.
  • Affectionate way of saying "baby", "chiquita".

    Examples of use in spanish: "¡ay, nanita! ¿qué has hecho?".

  • (el año de la nanita) expr. uncertain time or epoch, generally very old. The expression seems to originate in the year 1634. Read: more information about the origin.

    Examples of use in spanish:

  • (A la nanita nana) A carol in honor of the baby Jesus from the beginning of the 20th century.
  • (¡ay, nanita!) Expression equivalent to "¡ay, qué miedo!", "¡ay, Dios!" or "¡ay, güey!".

    ♦ Used in: Mexico
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