Associations to the word «Babysitter»


BABYSITTER, noun. A person who cares for one or more babies or children for a short period of time in place of their legal guardians.
BABYSITTER TEST, noun. (idiomatic) (social sciences) (legal) (public policy) An informal method for assessing the maturity, reliability, or probity of a person, inviting one to judge whether one would entrust this person with the care of one's own children.
BABYSITTER TEST, noun. (idiomatic) (manufacturing) (marketing) A test for the ease of use of household appliances.

Dictionary definition

BABYSITTER, noun. A person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home.

Wise words

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