or house-sit


verb (used without object), house·sat, house·sit·ting.

to take care of a house or residence while the owner or occupant is temporarily away, especially by living in it.

Origin of housesit

1975–80; house + sit1, on the model of baby-sit
Related formshouse sitter, house-sit·ter, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019