Definition of caretaker
- served as caretaker to the younger children
- a caretaker government
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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: 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)
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