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caretaker

noun
     
Related topics: Occupations, School, Sociology
care‧tak‧er [countable]
1 British EnglishBOSES someone whose job is to look after a building, especially a school [= janitor American English]
2 someone who looks after a house or land while the person who owns it is not there
3

caretaker manager/government/boss etc

a manager, government etc that is in charge for a short period of time until another manager or government is chosen
4 American EnglishSS someone who looks after other people, especially a teacher, parent, nurse etc

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