minder

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mind•er  (mīndər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]a person who looks after something (usually used in combination):a baby-minder.
  2. British TermsSee  foster child. 
  • late Middle English: one who remembers. See mind, -er1 1400–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
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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