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babysit

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verb ba·by·sit \ˈbā-bē-ˌsit\

Simple Definition of babysit

  • : to take care of a child while the child's parents are away

Full Definition of babysit

ba·by·satplay \-ˌsat\ba·by·sit·ting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to care for children usually during a short absence of the parents; broadly :  to give care <babysit for a neighbor's pets>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to babysit for; broadly :  tend <babysit house plants>

ba·by·sit·ter noun

Examples of babysit

  1. She babysits their kids on Saturday nights.



Origin of babysit

back-formation from babysitter


First Known Use: 1944


BABYSIT Defined for Kids

babysit

play
verb ba·by·sit \ˈbā-bē-ˌsit\

Definition of babysit

ba·by·sat \-ˌsat\ba·by·sit·ting

  1. :  to care for a child while the child's parents are away




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