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custodian

[ kuh-stoh-dee-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF custodian

Synonyms for custodian

  • curator
  • keeper
  • overseer
  • protector
  • steward
  • superintendent
  • supervisor
  • warden
  • watchdog
  • bodyguard
  • cerberus
  • cleaner
  • concierge
  • escort
  • guardian
  • manager
  • sitter
  • super
  • baby sitter
  • claviger
  • cleaning person
  • housesitter
  • maintenance person
  • swamper
  • watchperson
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUSTODIAN

It was a new thing for him to be the custodian of so much treasure.

Dick turned, and followed his custodian out of the office in silence.

This child was the daughter of some custodian of the demesne before me.

It was Pete Ellinwood, the fire marshal of the village and custodian of the apparatus.

“No,” cried my custodian, pushing me forward with the butt-end of his gun.

Down in a valley, the window-panes of a custodian's house were lighted up.

It does not seem to strike him that the Italian is not the custodian of the pictures, but the creator of them.

They had all simply walked on, and the custodian had locked the gate behind them.

She is the custodian of interests dearer to her than her own.

Some of the American cases have been denied, on the ground that the custodian was not a servant.

WORD ORIGIN

1781, from custody (Latin custodia) + -an. As "janitor," by 1944, American English, short for custodian-janitor (by 1899).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CUSTODIAN

administrator

nounperson who manages organization

caregiver

nounperson caring for child
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