: 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
- We have a caretaker who watches the place for us while we are away.
- <hired a caretaker for the mansion during the winter months>
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