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caretaker

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noun care·tak·er \ˈker-ˌtā-kər\

Simple Definition of caretaker

  • : a person who takes care of buildings or land while the owner is not there

  • : a person who gives physical or emotional care to someone (such as a child, an old person, or someone who is sick)

Full Definition of caretaker

  1. 1 :  one that gives physical or emotional care and support <served as caretaker to the younger children>

  2. 2 :  one that takes care of the house or land of an owner who may be absent

  3. 3 :  one temporarily fulfilling the function of office <a caretaker government>

care·take play \-ˌtāk\ verb
care·tak·ing noun

Examples of caretaker

  1. We have a caretaker who watches the place for us while we are away.

  2. <hired a caretaker for the mansion during the winter months>



1801

First Known Use of caretaker

1801



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