intransitive verb-·sat· or -·sit·ted, -·sit·ting
to act as a babysitter, either for pay or in a more informal arrangement, as one involving a sibling or grandparent
Origin of babysitback-formation from babysitter
to babysit for (a specified child or children)
verbba·by·sat, ba·by·sit·ting, ba·by·sits, also ba·by-sat or ba·by-sit·ting or ba·by-sits
- To take care of a child or children in the absence of a parent or guardian.
- To take care of or watch over someone or something needing attention or guidance.
- To provide care for (a child) in the absence of a parent or guardian.
- To watch over or tend: babysat the neighbor's plants for a week.