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minder Line breaks: mind¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪndə/

Definition of minder in English:


chiefly British
1A person whose job it is to look after someone or something: [in combination]: a baby-minder
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  • There are currently about 30 parents and minders who attend the group, and about 50 children.
  • We as a party have always supported the concept of family and the responsibility of parents - that is, mum and dad as the minders or caretakers - for the upbringing of their children.
  • They are now feeding themselves, but until recently they had to be hand fed and, to prevent them ‘imprinting’ on their human minders, they were being fed by a glove puppet in the shape of a mother Great Bustard.
1.1 informal A bodyguard employed to protect a celebrity or criminal: he was accompanied by his personal minder
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  • At the end of the night the celebrity was about to be taken off by his minders.
  • Joining them is Hallyday, who plays a higher-ranking mobster and their minder, and Renaud, a scruffy, dangerous criminal known only as ‘Zero.’
  • The man who carried out the forcible ejection, it now emerges, was a burly fellow who is described as ‘a freelance car clamper, celebrity minder, and former nightclub bouncer.’

Words that rhyme with minder

binder, blinder, finder, grinder, kinda, ringbinder, winder

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