sitter

[ sit-er ]
/ ˈsɪt ər /

noun

a person who sits.
a brooding hen.
a person who stays with young children while the parents go out; baby-sitter.
a person who provides routine or custodial care temporarily or part-time, as for an elderly person or a pet whose owner is on vacation.
Slang. the buttocks; rump.

Nearby words

  1. sitotoxin,
  2. sitotropism,
  3. sitsang,
  4. sittella,
  5. sitten,
  6. sitter, willem de,
  7. sitting,
  8. sitting bull,
  9. sitting duck,
  10. sitting on a powder keg

Origin of sitter

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at sit1, -er1

Sitter

[ sit-er ]
/ ˈsɪt ər /

noun

Wil·lem de [wil-uh m duh] /ˈwɪl əm də/, 1872–1934, Dutch astronomer and mathematician.
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British Dictionary definitions for sitter

sitter

/ (ˈsɪtə) /

noun

Sitter

/ (ˈsɪtə) /

noun

Willem de (ˈwɪləm də). 1872–1934, Dutch astronomer, who calculated the size of the universe and conceived of it as expanding
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Word Origin and History for sitter

sitter

n.

c.1300, "one that sits," agent noun from sit (v.). As short for baby-sitter from 1937.

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