Meaning of “babysitter” in the English Dictionary

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"babysitter" in British English

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babysitternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbeɪ.biˌsɪt.ər/ us /ˈbeɪ.biˌsɪt̬.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.

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