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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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caretakernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkeəˌteɪkər/ (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   us   /ˈkeəˌteɪkər/
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 a caretaker government/president/prime minister
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