childminder

[ chahyld-mahyn-der ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌmaɪn dər /

noun British.

a baby-sitter.

Nearby words

  1. childish,
  2. childishly,
  3. childless,
  4. childlike,
  5. childly,
  6. childness,
  7. childproof,
  8. childrearing,
  9. children,
  10. children of god

Origin of childminder

First recorded in 1940–45; child + mind + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for child-minder

childminder

noun

a person who looks after children, esp those whose parents are working
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