[ kair-giv-er ]
/ ˈkɛərˌgɪv ər /


a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled.
an adult who cares for an infant or child.

Origin of caregiver

First recorded in 1980–85; care + giver Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for caregiver

/ (ˈkɛəˌɡɪvə) /


US and Canadian a person who has accepted responsibility for looking after a vulnerable neighbour or relativeAlso called: carer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for caregiver

[ kârgĭv′ər ]


An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability.
An individual, such as a parent, foster parent, or head of a household, who attends to the needs of a child or dependent adult.
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