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housekeeper

[ hous-kee-per ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌki pər /
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noun

a person, often hired, who does or directs the domestic work and planning necessary for a home, as cleaning or buying food.
an employee of a hotel, hospital, etc., who supervises the cleaning staff.

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Origin of housekeeper

First recorded in 1375–1425, housekeeper is from the late Middle English word houskeper.See house, keeper
house·keep·er·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for housekeeper

housekeeper
/ (ˈhaʊsˌkiːpə) /

noun

a person, esp a woman, employed to run a household
bad housekeeper a person who is not an efficient and thrifty domestic manager
good housekeeper a person who is an efficient and thrifty domestic manager
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