Definitions

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  • n. childcare during the day while parents work

Etymologies

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Examples

  • “We saw her right in front of the day care center, which is 3010 Trose Street.

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  • In the afternoons Denise left the twins at day care and drove to the gray rectangular slab of Jefferson High.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Enteroviruses, those ordinary viral infections that keep young children home from day care or school with cold and flulike symptoms and sometimes fever and muscle aches, cause an estimated 10 to 15 million infections a year in the United States.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • “My day care was at Commodore Stockton”—the main Chinatown elementary school, now named Gordon J.

    American Chinatown

  • Apparently he was convinced that his line about day care was so sidesplittingly funny that it was worth repeating, so rather than risk having him say it again, I simply nodded, thanked him, and went over to Deborah’s car.

    Dexter in the dark

  • Millions of children are left in unlicensed day care every day-or at home alone with the TV as a babysitter.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • In fact, between these fixed costs and the added expenses of a working mother (particularly day care and a second car), the average two-income family has less discretionary income-and is less financially secure-than its single-earner counterpart thirty years ago.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • The screen showed a day care island filled with children, its name posted on a big sign: Juven Isle.

    Stork Naked

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