watcher

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noun watch·er \ˈwä-chər, ˈwȯ-\

Definition of watcher

  1. :  one that watches: such asa :  one that sits up or continues awake at nightb :  watchmanc (1) :  one that keeps watch beside a dead person (2) :  one that attends a sick person at nightd :  a person who closely follows or observes someone or something a Supreme Court watcher —often used in combination celebrity-watcherse :  a representative of a party or candidate who is stationed at the polls on an election day to watch the conduct of officials and voters

Examples of watcher in a sentence

  1. the inexperienced babysitter turned out to be a well-meaning but hopelessly incompetent watcher of young children

  2. a safari that affords wildlife watchers plenty of opportunities to see Africa's grandest creatures in their natural habitat

13th Century

First Known Use of watcher

13th century


WATCHER Defined for English Language Learners

watcher

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noun watch·er \ˈwä-chər, ˈwȯ-\

Definition of watcher for English Language Learners

  • : a person who watches someone or something regularly



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