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Definition of "sitter" [sit•ter]

  • One that sits, especially: (noun)
  • A person who cares for young children when the parents are not home; a babysitter. (noun)
  • A person who poses or models, as for a portrait. (noun)
  • A brooding hen. (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 "sitter" in a sentence
  • "I called sitter 2, Hazel Courteney in London, turned on the speakerphone, and allowed Sandra to introduce herself."
  • "If the sitter is good, then s/he gets more gigs, and because they're now in demand, their fees go up as well."
  • "A young man who wants a part time after school job and applies as a baby-sitter is viewed as suspect."