- (of a pet) trained to avoid excreting inside the house or in improper places.
Origin of housebroken
- to train (a pet) to excrete outdoors or in a specific place.
Origin of housebreak
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- another word for house-trainedSee house-trained
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Word Origin and History for house-broken
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