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sitter

[ sit-er ]
/ ˈsɪt ər /
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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.
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Origin of sitter

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

Other definitions for sitter (2 of 2)

Sitter
[ sit-er ]
/ ˈsɪt ər /

noun
Wil·lem de [wil-uhm duh], /ˈwɪl əm də/, 1872–1934, Dutch astronomer and mathematician.
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British Dictionary definitions for sitter (1 of 2)

sitter
/ (ˈsɪtə) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for sitter (2 of 2)

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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