noun care·tak·er \ˈker-ˌtā-kər\

: 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

:  one that gives physical or emotional care and support <served as caretaker to the younger children>
:  one that takes care of the house or land of an owner who may be absent
:  one temporarily fulfilling the function of office <a caretaker government>
care·take \-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>

First Known Use of CARETAKER


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