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babysitternoun [C]

uk   /ˈbeɪ.biˌsɪt.ər/  us   /-ˌsɪt̬.ɚ/ (US also sitter)
B1 someone who ​takescare of ​yourbaby or ​child while you are out, usually by coming to ​yourhome, ​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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