Definition for house-broken (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), house·broke, house·bro·ken, house·break·ing.
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Word Origin and History for house-broken
1820, "to break into a house criminally;" see house (n.) + break (v.). Perhaps a back-formation from housebreaker, attested from mid-14c. Sense of "to train a domestic animal to be clean in the house" is from 1881. Related: Housebreaking; housebroken.