housesit

or house-sit

[ hous-sit ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌsɪt /
See synonyms for: housesit / house sitter / house-sitter / housesitter on Thesaurus.com

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.

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Origin of housesit

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

OTHER WORDS FROM housesit

house sitter, house-sitter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for housesit

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 forms of house-sit

house-sitter, noun
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