minder minder  /ˈmaɪn dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone (usually in totalitarian countries) who is assigned to watch over foreign visitors
  2. (n) a person who looks after babies (usually in the person's own home) while the babys' parents are working

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When the doctor tried to insist, his translator and minder also objected.
  2. A Foreign Ministry minder tells foreign journalists that the men defected from the army.
  3. But two scientists interviewed so far have requested that a minder attend, afraid that they will be accused by the regime of collaborating with the enemy.

News

  1. 'Sober Minders' Help CEOs Stay Off Booze, Drugs

    The "work hard, play hard" mantra of Wall Street has resulted in a rapidly growing number of "sober minders," whose sole responsibility is to help top executives steer clear of their vices.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  2. New York CEOs hiring 'sober minders' to keep them off booze, drugs

    The "work hard, play hard" mantra of Wall Street has resulted in a rapidly growing number of "sober minders," whose sole responsibility is to help top executives steer clear of their vices. The elite team of advisers work undercover, often around the clock, as personal assistants, bodyguards, researchers and potential ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  3. Teen banned from prom for showing too much cleavage

    SILVERDALE, WA – Senior Brittany Minder was told to leave her prom unless she covered her cleavage. According to the school’s dress code, strapless dresses are allowed as long as cleavage, midriff and lower back are covered. So school officials …
    on June 7, 2013     Source: CW39 NewsFix

Quotes

  1. Shane joked: "They mentioned Minder to me a year ago and I thought brilliant, it will be me and George Cole. They said: 'No, you will play the George Cole role,' and suddenly I realised how old I was! I still see myself as a 20-year-old. I was...
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Shane Richie Source: Metro

  2. "I told him how much everyone had loved it when he came out last time and especially when he kicked the goal," Cherry said. "He said he loved it here, then his minder whispered in his ear. After that he said to me: 'We're coming back in...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Tiffany Cherry Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. Gerrard said: "I am confident that Wayne is going to have a good tournament. I've been knocking around the team hotel with Wayne and no-one is looking more forward to it than him. He is really excited. People talk about me being his minder but I'm...
    on Jun 10, 2004 By: Steven Gerrard Source: Sportinglife.com

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