minder

minder

[mahyn-der]
noun
1.
Chiefly British. a person who looks after something (usually used in combination): a baby-minder.
2.
British, foster child.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English: one who remembers. See mind, -er1

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minder (ˈmaɪndə)
 
n
1.  someone who looks after someone or something
2.  short for childminder
3.  slang an aide to someone in public life, esp a politician or political candidate, who keeps control of press and public relations
4.  slang someone acting as a bodyguard, guard, or assistant, esp in the criminal underworld

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