Meaning of yaya in English:

yaya

Pronunciation /ˈjaja/

nounyayas

Philippines
  • A woman employed by a family to look after a child or a sick or elderly person (often as a title or a familiar form of address)

    ‘I dropped my daughter off with her yaya’
    • ‘Yaya Mary has been with us for more than a year now’

Origin

Tagalog, from Spanish aya ‘nanny’.