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Definition of "babysitter" []

  • A person engaged to care for one or more children in the temporary absence of parents or guardians. (noun)
  • A person who cares for or watches over someone or something that needs attention or guidance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "babysitter" in a sentence
  • "But, Kyra, what's interesting about this case is this will remind many people in Detroit, Michigan, of what they call the babysitter case."
  • "I'm not proud of that, but when I realize I'm actually a little early heading home and that the babysitter is still there for another half hour, I have pulled over to a parking space to get some reading done."
  • "The babysitter is booked, and Shawn has decided that what she really wants is a place that will serve plentiful Margaritas and fried icecream."