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house agent

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noun British.
  1. a real-estate agent.
  2. a renting agent or a rent collector.
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Origin of house agent

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for house agent

Historical Examples

  • Your house-agent is an ill judge of the subtler forms of humour.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, May 27, 1914

    Various

  • He assured me, on his word as a house-agent, that it had once been a trout stream.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • The house-agent laughed, dismissed them, and put others in their place.

    A Stable for Nightmares

    J. Sheridan Le Fanu

  • Sangiorgio consulted the piece of paper given him by the house-agent.

  • I took her hand, and gave it a firm grip, and we went into the house-agent's together.

    A Plucky Girl

    L. T. Meade


British Dictionary definitions for house agent

house agent

noun
  1. British another name for estate agent
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