caretaker

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From care +‎ taker.

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Noun[edit]

caretaker (plural caretakers)

  1. Someone who takes care of a place or thing; someone looking after a place, or responsible for keeping it in good repair.
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, →ISBN, page 11:
      ‘Miss Brindle must be very rich to live in such a big house,’ went on Jessamy. ‘Miss Brindle rich?’ said Aunt Maggie. ‘Bless you, she hasn’t tuppence to rub together. She’s only the caretaker.’
    Synonyms: concierge (British), janitor
  2. Someone who takes care of a person; a parent, carer or other guardian.

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caretaker (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly Britain) Temporary, on a short term basis.
    Synonym: interim
    Johnson had to be drafted in as the caretaker manager after Hewlett resigned without warning the day before the final.

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