- (of a pet) trained to avoid excreting inside the house or in improper places.
Origin of housebroken
- to train (a pet) to excrete outdoors or in a specific place.
Origin of housebreak
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Examples from the Web for housebroken
He would consider himself hell on the women until snared and housebroken by some broad-beamed breeder who knew what she wanted.The Trial of Callista Blake
Of course, it'll be harder gettin' 'em housebroken if you don't let 'em into the house, but I'll guarantee you'll do it.The Dogs of Boytown
Walter A. Dyer
This is a quickie Rum Tum Tiddy, without any onion, a poor, housebroken version of the original.The Complete Book of Cheese
Robert Carlton Brown
Word Origin and History for housebroken
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