sitter

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sitter, sittere, syttare, equivalent to sit +‎ -er.

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sitter (plural sitters)

  1. Someone who sits, e.g. for a portrait.
    • 2017 September 10, Nigel Warburton, “What does a portrait of Erica the android tell us about being human?”, in The Observer[1]:
      The photograph caused a stir last week because it was shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery’s prestigious Taylor Wessing prize, despite the rule that “all photographs must have been taken by the entrant from life and with a living sitter”.
      However realistic Erica may be, and to me she looks more like a sex doll than a real person, she was certainly not a living sitter.
  2. One employed to watch or tend something; the general form of babysitter, housesitter, petsitter, etc.
    It's always such a pain to get a sitter on short notice.
  3. A participant in a séance.
  4. A broody hen.
  5. (soccer and snooker, slang) A very easy scoring chance.
    How could he miss that? It was an absolute sitter!
    • 2015, Paul Wilson, Alexis Sánchez sends Arsenal into final after gallant Reading go the distance (in The Guardian, 18 April 2015)[2]
      Aaron Ramsey, a hero last season against Hull, missed a sitter at the end of normal time that would have made the game safe and must have been relieved that his shot against a post from four yards out did not cost his side more dearly.

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sitter

  1. present tense of sitte

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sitter

  1. present tense of sitta.