from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To take care of a child or children in the absence of a parent or guardian.
- intransitive v. To take care of or watch over someone or something needing attention or guidance.
- transitive v. To provide care for (a child) in the absence of a parent or guardian.
- transitive v. To watch over or tend: baby-sat the neighbor's plants for a week.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money.
- v. To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely; to have to help or coax too much.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. act as a baby-sitter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take watchful responsibility for
- v. work or act as a baby-sitter
Compound of baby + sit. (Wiktionary)