a person hired to take care of a child or children, as when the parents are away for the evening
also ba′by-sit·ter or baby sitter
- A person engaged to care for one or more children in the temporary absence of parents or guardians.
- A person who cares for or watches over someone or something that needs attention or guidance.
- A person who cares for one or more babies or children for a short period of time in place of their legal guardians.
- My neighbor is sometimes a babysitter for other moms' children.