• synonyms


See more synonyms for minder on Thesaurus.com
  1. Chiefly British. a person who looks after something (usually used in combination): a baby-minder.
  2. British. foster child.
Show More

Origin of minder

1400–50; late Middle English: one who remembers. See mind, -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words


Examples from the Web for minder

Historical Examples

British Dictionary definitions for minder


  1. someone who looks after someone or something
  2. short for childminder
  3. slang an aide to someone in public life, esp a politician or political candidate, who keeps control of press and public relations
  4. slang someone acting as a bodyguard, guard, or assistant, esp in the criminal underworld
Show More
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