Associations to the word «Babysitter»

Wiktionary

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

Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?
Aeschylus