(noun, adjective)


1. (chiefly Britain) Temporary, on a short term basis.

- Johnson had to be drafted in as the caretaker manager after Hewlett resigned without warning the day before the final.


1. a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)

Definition categories: person, custodian, keeper, steward

2. an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily

- he acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected

Definition categories: person, functionary, official