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caregiver

[ kair-giv-er ]
/ ˈkɛərˌgɪv ər /
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noun
a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled.
an adult who cares for an infant or child.
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Origin of caregiver

First recorded in 1980–85; care + giver
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British Dictionary definitions for caregiver

caregiver
/ (ˈkɛəˌɡɪvə) /

noun
US and Canadian a person who has accepted responsibility for looking after a vulnerable neighbour or relativeAlso called: carer
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