Etymology
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caregiver (n.)

also care-giver, "one who looks after the physical needs at home of the sick, aged, disabled, etc.," by 1974, from care (n.) + giver. It has, in many senses, the same meaning as caretaker, which ought to be its antonym.

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of caregiver from WordNet

caregiver (n.)
a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability;
Synonyms: health professional / primary care provider / pcp / health care provider
caregiver (n.)
a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.