verb (used with object)

to subject (a house, room, etc.) to housecleaning.

verb (used without object)

to engage in housecleaning.

Nearby words

  1. housebreaker,
  2. housebreaking,
  3. housebroken,
  4. housecarl,
  5. housecat,
  6. housecleaning,
  7. housecoat,
  8. housed string,
  9. housedress,
  10. housefather

Origin of houseclean

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from housecleaning

Related formshouse·clean·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019