Meaning of “babysit” in the English Dictionary

"babysit" in British English

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babysitverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈbeɪ.bi.sɪt/ us /ˈbeɪ.bi.sɪt/ present participle babysitting, past tense and past participle babysat US also sit

B1 to take care of someone's baby or child while that person is out, usually by going to the person's home:

I babysit for Jane on Tuesday evenings while she goes to her yoga class.

US UK childmind to take care of other people's children in your own home as a job:

Who babysits them when you're at work?
babysitting
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbeɪ.biˌsɪt.ɪŋ/ us /ˈbeɪ.biˌsɪt̬.ɪŋ/

He earns a little extra money by doing babysitting.

(Definition of “babysit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"babysit" in American English

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babysitverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈbeɪ·biˌsɪt/ -tt- also sit

to take care of a baby or child, esp. as a job:

[ I ] I’m going to babysit on Tuesday night.
babysitter
noun [ C ] us /ˈbeɪ·biˌsɪt̬·ər/ also sitter

Our babysitter is a college student.

(Definition of “babysit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)