Caretaker definition

kârtākər
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One that is employed to look after or take charge of goods, property, or a person; a custodian.
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A person hired to take care of something or someone, esp. of a house, estate, etc. for an owner who is not always in residence; custodian.
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One that temporarily performs the duties of an office.

The government resigned, but the premier served as caretaker until new leaders could be elected.

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A person temporarily carrying out the duties as of an office.
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A person who takes care of someone else; often, specif., caregiver.
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The definition of caretaker is having power that is not permanent.

An example of caretaker used as an adjective is in the phrase "caretaker director," which means a temporary director.

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Caretaker is defined as a person who tends to someone or something.

An example of a caretaker is a nurse who assists the elderly.

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Holding power temporarily; interim.

A caretaker government.

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Someone who takes care of a place or thing; someone looking after somewhere, or with responsibility for keeping a place in good repair.
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Someone who takes care of a person; a parent, carer or other guardian.
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Temporary, on a short term basis.

Johnson had to be drafted in as the caretaker manager after Hewlett resigned without warning the day before the final.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caretaker
Plural:
caretakers

Origin of caretaker