to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away.
to baby-sit for (a child):
We’ve placed an ad for someone to baby-sit the youngsters in the evening.
to take watchful responsibility for; tend:
It will be necessary for someone to baby-sit the machine until it is running properly.
So then I went to the home of the person I normally have for a baby-sitter.
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a person who takes care of a child or children while the parents are out
verb -sits, -sitting, -sat
(intransitive) to act or work as a baby-sitter
A destroyer that guards an aircraft carrier (Navy fr Vietnam War)
To attend and care for a child, or by extension, for anyone or anything: Which is why she has one of us baby-sitting twenty-four hours a day (1940s+)
To be a guide and companion to someone undergoing a psychedelic drug experience
[1960s+ narcotics; back formation from baby-sitter, ”nursemaid, nanny,” attested before 1940]
noun a light frame on casters or wheels to help a baby learn to walk US equivalent go-cart
babycakes noun A sweetheart or other cherished person •A term of endearment: Hey, baby-cakes, let’s see those pecs/ ”Ain’t that right, baby?” ”Sure is, honeycakes” (1960s+) Contemporary Examples babycakes owner McKenna found her way to gluten-free eating during a stint in Los Angeles. The New Star Diet Craze Gina Piccalo July 31, 2010
a doll, especially one resembling a human baby. Often, baby dolls. Also called baby doll nightgown, baby doll pajamas. a garment for women or girls consisting of a hip-length top of delicate fabric often decorated with ruffles, ribbons, or lace, with a matching panty, worn for sleeping. a short dress styled to resemble this. Historical […]
an infant or very young child. a newborn or very young animal. the youngest member of a family, group, etc. an immature or childish person. a human fetus. Informal. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman, especially an attractive one. a person of whom one is deeply fond; sweetheart. (sometimes initial capital letter) an […]