verb (used without object), house·kept, house·keep·ing.
Origin of housekeep
Examples from the Web for housekeep
An' 'bout two yeah' ayfteh yo' gramma die' my sisteh, my yalleh sisteh, she housekeep fo' yo' grampa—a shawt spell.Gideon's Band|George W. Cable
You'll housekeep, Sadie, and we four will go and earn dollars.The Hero of Panama|F. S. Brereton
You know you said it was not worth while for me to learn to housekeep.A Life For a Love|L. T. Meade
It is hard to housekeep on a small allowance, and now that we have to save for the baby's coming, I have to count every penny.Virginia|Ellen Glasgow
Helen, who from the first had insisted on nursing her father herself, had no time to housekeep.Polly|L. T. Meade