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babysit (v.)

also baby-sit, 1947, from baby (n.) + sit (v.); figurative use (often contemptuous) by 1968. Babysitting is from 1946.

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Definitions of babysit

babysit (v.)
take watchful responsibility for;
Synonyms: baby-sit
babysit (v.)
work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do";
Synonyms: baby-sit / sit
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