Definition of attendant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈtendənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈtendənt//
    Medical staff
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  1. 1a person whose job is to serve or help people in a public place a cloakroom/parking/museum attendant Pool attendants kept a constant watch on the swimmers. see also flight attendant
  2. 2a person who takes care of and lives or travels with an important person or a sick or disabled person See related entries: Medical staff
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French, from atendre ‘give one's attention to’, from Latin attendere, from ad- ‘to’ + tendere ‘stretch’.
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