sitter

noun sit·ter \ ˈsi-tər \

Definition of sitter

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

Examples of sitter in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of sitter

14th century

sitter Synonyms


Sitter

biographical name Sit·ter \ ˈsi-tər \

Definition of Sitter

Willem de 1872–1934 Dutch astronomer

SITTER Defined for English Language Learners

sitter

noun

Definition of sitter for English Language Learners

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

  • : a person who poses for a portrait or photograph


SITTER Defined for Kids

sitter

noun sit·ter \ ˈsi-tər \

Definition of sitter for Students



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