English

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

     

    caretaker

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkeəteɪkə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkerteɪkər//
     
    People in schools, School life
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1(British English) (North American English, Scottish English janitor) (North American English also custodian) a person whose job is to take care of a building such as a school or a block of flats or an apartment building See related entries: People in schools, School life
  2. 2(especially North American English) a person who takes care of a house or land while the owner is away
  3. 3(especially North American English) a person such as a teacher, parent, nurse, etc., who takes care of other people
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caretaker