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I saw a woman online who said she's a 'baby looker afterer' instead of using 'baby sitter', so I wonder if it's a natural and acceptable expression.
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Ahn
I saw a woman online who said she's a 'baby looker afterer' instead of using 'baby sitter', so I wonder if it's a natural and acceptable expression.

I don't think it is. The words which can be used are

babysitter / childminder BrE

The speaker must be nonnative.
No, it's not.
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Ahn
I saw a woman online who said she's a 'baby looker afterer' instead of using 'baby sitter', so I wonder if it's a natural and acceptable expression.

I don't think it is. The words which can be used are

babysitter / childminder BrE

The speaker must be nonnative.
I think she probably is a native speaker. People sometimes play on that formation: a house might be listed as a fixer-upper.
Thanks for your answers.

But she's a native Austrian. By the way, I also saw a dog product named 'poop picker upper' and some Americans used the words.

So can it be used because it's a name of a specific product though it's an unlikely expression?
Thanks for your answers. And, yes, she is a native Australian.
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PhilipI think she probably is a native speaker. People sometimes play on that formation: a house might be listed as a fixer-upper.
Hi, Philip. Thank you for the information. If the interlocutor was a native speaker too, for what effect would she do that?
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PhilipI think she probably is a native speaker. People sometimes play on that formation: a house might be listed as a fixer-upper.
Hi, Philip. Thank you for the information. If the interlocutor was a native speaker too, for what effect would she do that?

Most likely to up-date the term 'baby-sitter'

edit: I just thought of a TV ad for a mop-type sweeper. I think it's called the "swiffer", and they call it 'the quicker picker-upper'.
*off topic*

Philip, are you quite sure it isn't Bounty paper towels that are the Quicker Picker Uppers? I have this idiot-savant syndrome when it comes to commercials. Just today I was reminding my boss about "no matter how you slice it, it comes up peanuts" for Snickers.

*on topic*

The ability to play with lanague like that is something that identifies a native speakers, in my opinion.
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