[ mahyn-der ]
/ ˈmaɪn dər /


Chiefly British. a person who looks after something (usually used in combination): a baby-minder.
British. foster child.

Origin of minder

1400–50; late Middle English: one who remembers. See mind, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for minder

/ (ˈmaɪndə) /


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