Babysitter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbeɪbisɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word babysitter
Brit.  |ˈbeɪbisɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word babysitter


- a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home (syn: baby-sitter, sitter)


She babysits their kids on Saturday nights.

...the children had been so mischievous that we had to pay the babysitter extra and then clean up the mess...

...the inexperienced babysitter turned out to be a well-meaning but hopelessly incompetent watcher of young children...

I've got my mother as a backup in case the babysitter cancels.

The children had been left in the care of a babysitter.

...she royally ticked the babysitter off for letting the child play outside unsupervised...

Our babysitter raided our refrigerator

Word forms

singular: babysitter
plural: babysitters
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