watcher

noun watch·er \ ˈwä-chər , ˈwȯ- \

Definition of watcher

:one that watches: such as
a :one that sits up or continues awake at night
c (1) :one that keeps watch beside a dead person
(2) :one that attends a sick person at night
d :a person who closely follows or observes someone or something
  • a Supreme Court watcher
often used in combination
  • celebrity-watchers
e :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

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First Known Use of watcher

13th century


WATCHER Defined for English Language Learners

watcher

noun

Definition of watcher for English Language Learners

  • : a person who watches someone or something regularly



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