Meaning of “caretaker” in the English Dictionary

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

"caretaker" in American English

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caretakernoun [ C ]

us /ˈkeərˌteɪ·kər/

a person employed to take care of a large building or property, doing cleaning, repairs, gardening, or other jobs:

The building’s caretaker reported the fire.

A caretaker government is one that is in power for a short period of time until a new one is chosen.

A caretaker is also a caregiver.

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"caretaker" in Business English

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caretakernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkeəˌteɪkər/ us US Scottish also janitor, US also custodian

a person who is employed to take care of a large building, such as a school or office building, and to deal with the cleaning, repairs, etc.:

He lived on the ground floor of the apartment block, where he worked as a caretaker.
a building/school/church caretaker

caretakeradjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈkeəˌteɪkər/ us

relating to a person or a group of people who is doing a job until someone can be found to do it permanently:

a caretaker boss/manager

(Definition of “caretaker” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)