day care

noun
supervised daytime care for preschool children, the elderly, or those with chronic disabilities, usually provided at a center outside the home.

Origin:
1940–45

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day-care

[dey-kair]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or providing day care: day-care center; day-care program.

Origin:
1960–65

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day care
1964, also daycare, day-care, from day + care.
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