- household word,
Origin of housekeeping
verb (used without object), house·kept, house·keep·ing.
Origin of housekeep
Examples from the Web for housekeeping
He moves her with no more concern for her condition than if she were a bag of dirty linen left behind by housekeeping.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Housekeeping: I have some travel today and tomorrow, so this is today's last post.
Taking on the role of emcee, Jimmy Kimmel shared a few housekeeping reminders with the audience.White House Correspondents Dinner: 9 Best Moments (Video)|Brittany Jones-Cooper|April 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The housekeeping keys are in my top bureau drawer, left hand end.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
Our housekeeping is not satisfactory to us, but perhaps a phalanx, a community, might be.Essays, Second Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
Housekeeping, however, without a fire is a very sorry affair, something like the housekeeping of children in their toy-houses.
I shall have to write to Bert and tell him what we think of his housekeeping.The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat|Janet Aldridge
I have lots more things to tell you about my housekeeping but I must stop 286 now.Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days|Nell Speed