housesit

or house-sit

[ hous-sit ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌsɪt /

verb (used without object), house·sat, house·sit·ting.

to take care of a house or residence while the owner or occupant is temporarily away, especially by living in it.

Nearby words

  1. houseperson,
  2. housephone,
  3. houseplant,
  4. houseroom,
  5. houses of parliament,
  6. housetop,
  7. housewares,
  8. housewarming,
  9. housewife,
  10. housewifely

Origin of housesit

1975–80; house + sit1, on the model of baby-sit

Related formshouse sitter, house-sit·ter, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for house-sit

house-sit

verb -sits, -sitting or -sat (intr)

to live in and look after a house during the absence of its owner or owners
Derived Formshouse-sitter, noun

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