Origin of baby-sit
OTHER WORDS FROM baby-sitbaby-sitter, ba·by·sit·ter, noun
How to use baby-sit in a sentence
With another baby on the way, it's a good thing Grandma Kris Jenner is nearby to babysit.TV’s Best and Worst Moms: ‘Veep,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and More|The Daily Beast Video|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Emanuel finds herself drawn to Linda, who resembles her dead mother, and agrees to babysit her newborn child.Jessica Biel on ‘The Truth About Emanuel,’ Motherhood, Justin Timberlake, and More|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They hold the kid for a few minutes, or read her a story, or "babysit" her, and think they've done a fantastic job.
Even more annoying, have you heard of a guy say he has to "babysit" his children when his wife has something to do?
Queen Latifah also used to babysit your kids while you were on tour?
I am well enough that I can babysit or pick up a few dollars.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
And I was getting dressed to go out to a friend's house, and she was staying to babysit.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy