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babysitter

noun [C] uk   /ˈbeɪ.biˌsɪt.ər/  us   /-ˌsɪt̬.ɚ/ (US also sitter)
B1 someone who takes care of your baby or child while you are out, usually by coming to your home, especially someone you pay to do this: I promised the babysitter that we'd be home by midnight. US (UK childminder) a person whose job is to take care of other people's children in her or his own home: I dropped the kids off at the babysitter's.
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