housebroken

[ hous-broh-kuh n ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌbroʊ kən /

adjective

(of a pet) trained to avoid excreting inside the house or in improper places.

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Origin of housebroken

First recorded in 1895–1900; house + broken

Definition for house-broken (2 of 2)

housebreak
[ hous-breyk ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌbreɪk /

verb (used with object), house·broke, house·bro·ken, house·break·ing.

to train (a pet) to excrete outdoors or in a specific place.

Origin of housebreak

First recorded in 1895–1900; house + break
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British Dictionary definitions for house-broken

house-broken

adjective

another word for house-trainedSee house-trained
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