What does sitter mean?

Definitions for sitter
ˈsɪt ərsit·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sitter, Willem de Sitternoun

    Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)

  2. sitternoun

    an organism (person or animal) that sits

  3. babysitter, baby-sitter, sitternoun

    a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home

  4. artist's model, sitternoun

    a person who poses for a painter or sculptor

  5. brood hen, broody, broody hen, setting hen, sitternoun

    a domestic hen ready to brood


  1. sitternoun

    Someone who sits e.g. for a portrait.

  2. sitternoun

    One employed to watch or tend something; the general form of babysitter, housesitter, petsitter, etc.

    It's always such a pain to get a sitter on short notice.

  3. sitternoun

    A broody hen.

  4. sitternoun

    A really easy scoring chance.

    How could he miss that? It was an absolute sitter!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sitternoun

    Etymology: from sit.

    The Turks are great sitters, and seldom walk; whereby they sweat less, and need bathing more. Francis Bacon.

    The oldest hens are reckoned the best sitters; and the youngest the best layers. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. sitter

    A sitter is a person who takes care of someone or something in the absence of the owner or regular caretaker. This often refers to caretaking roles such as a babysitter who looks after children or a pet sitter who looks after pets, but can also refer to a house sitter who looks after a home while the owners are away. The responsibilities of a sitter can range widely depending on the job, from feeding and caring for a pet to making sure a child does their homework, or ensuring the security of a residence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sitternoun

    one who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust

  2. Sitternoun

    a bird that sits or incubates

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sitter is ranked #24531 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sitter surname appeared 1,019 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sitter.

    95.7% or 976 total occurrences were White.
    1.9% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for sitter »

  1. Tetris

  2. titers

  3. titres

  4. triste

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sitter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sitter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sitter in a Sentence

  1. Melissa Joan Hart:

    Moms have to take care of themselves — get a babysitter, read a book, i didn’t have a nanny with my first son because I stayed home and had the mindset of ‘I didn’t have a baby for someone else to raise,’ but I did have a sitter come to the house so could work out. By the time I had my second son, I was shooting a movie and I needed the help. I actually found my nanny through Alex Trebek because my sister is best friends with his children.

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