houseman

[ hous-man, -muh n ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌmæn, -mən /
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noun, plural house·men [hous-men, -muh n] /ˈhaʊsˌmɛn, -mən/.

a male servant who performs general duties in a home, hotel, etc.
a man employed to maintain order, as in a bar or gambling casino; bouncer.
one who represents the management in a gambling house.
British. a medical intern at a hospital.

Nearby words

  1. houseless,
  2. houselights,
  3. houseline,
  4. housemaid,
  5. housemaid's knee,
  6. housemaster,
  7. housemate,
  8. housemother,
  9. houseparent,
  10. houseperson

Origin of houseman

First recorded in 1790–1800; house + man1

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British Dictionary definitions for houseman

houseman

/ (ˈhaʊsmən) /

noun plural -men

med a junior doctor who is a member of the medical staff of a hospitalUS and Canadian equivalent: intern
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