bysitter etymology

English word bysitter comes from English by-, English sitter

Detailed word origin of bysitter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
by- English (eng) Prefix denoting nearness or roundaboutness. Prefix meaning secondary, incidental, or parallel to (usually non-productive) town or city.
sitter English (eng) (football, and, snooker, slang) A very easy scoring chance.. A broody hen.. A participant in a séance.. One employed to watch or tend something; the general form of babysitter, housesitter, petsitter, etc.. Someone who sits, e.g. for a portrait.
bysitter English (eng) One sitting near or nearby.

Words with the same origin as bysitter

Descendants of by-
bybidder bycatch bydweller byelection byfall byfellow byform byground byhanger byland byline bymatter bypass bypath byplay byproduct byrunning byspeech bystander bystreet bytalk bytown bywalk bywork