Origin of house-trained

First recorded in 1920–25


verb (used with object) British.
  1. to housebreak.

Origin of house-train

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for house-trained


  1. (tr) British to train (pets) to urinate and defecate outside the house or in a special place, such as a litter tray
Derived Formshouse-trained, adjective
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