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[dey-kair] /ˈdeɪˌkɛər/
of, relating to, or providing day care:
day-care center; day-care program.
Origin of day-care
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for daycare
  • It would be interesting to see a study of the daycare versus home care children autism rates.
  • No artsy day camps all summer, no cramming into car seats, no daycare day after day.
  • Don't forget the cost of free daycare for our unmarried moms er, um.
  • Forget about being the free daycare for her grandchildren so her kids can work without worry.
  • However, some ministers also council families in need, run soup kitchens and daycare and such.
  • These days, many children are in daycare because their parents both have to work.
  • The cancellation of school or daycare throws my world into a spin.
  • daycare can be a great help to kids, especially when both parents work.
  • They and fifty cents will not get you a job in daycare.
  • The early intervention folks will come to your house or the daycare and give therapy, as needed.
British Dictionary definitions for daycare


noun (social welfare)
(Brit) occupation, treatment, or supervision during the working day for people who might be at risk if left on their own, or whose usual carers need daytime relief
(Brit) welfare services provided by a local authority, health service, or voluntary body during the day Compare residential care
(NZ) short for daycare centre
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