noun \ˈsi-tər\

: a person who takes care of a child while the child's parents are away

: a person who poses for a portrait or photograph

Full Definition of SITTER

:  one that sits: as
a :  a person who sits for a portrait or a bust
b :  a person who babysits

Examples of SITTER

  1. They hired a sitter so they could go out.
  2. <we'll be going to the movie if we can get a sitter for the kids>

First Known Use of SITTER

14th century


biographical name \ˈsi-tər\

Definition of SITTER

Willem de 1872–1934 Du. astron.


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