baby-sitter


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ba·by·sit·ter

also ba·by-sit·ter  (bā′bē-sĭt′ər)
n.
1. A person engaged to care for one or more children in the temporary absence of parents or guardians.
2. A person who cares for or watches over someone or something that needs attention or guidance.

baby-sitter

n
a person who takes care of a child or children while the parents are out
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baby-sitter - a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not homebaby-sitter - a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
keeper - someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"
Translations

baby-sitter

[ˈbeɪbɪˌsɪtəʳ] Nbabysitter mf, canguro mf (Sp)

baby-sitter

[ˈbeɪbɪˌsɪtəʳ] nbaby-sitter m/f inv

baby

(ˈbeibi) plural ˈbabies noun
1. a very young child. Some babies cry during the night; (also adjective) a baby boy.
2. (especially American, often babe) a girl or young woman.
ˈbabyish adjective
like a baby; not mature. a babyish child that cries every day at school.
baby buggy/carriage
(American) a pram.
baby grand
a small grand piano.
ˈbaby-sit verb
to remain in a house to look after a child while its parents are out. She baby-sits for her friends every Saturday.
ˈbaby-sitter noun
ˈbaby-sitting noun

baby-sitter

n niñero -ra mf, persona que cuida niños
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