or house-sit

[ hous-sit ]
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verb (used without object),house·sat, house·sit·ting.
  1. 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 babysit

Other words from housesit

  • house sitter, house-sitter, noun

Words Nearby housesit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for house-sit


verb-sits, -sitting or -sat (intr)
  1. to live in and look after a house during the absence of its owner or owners

Derived forms of house-sit

  • house-sitter, noun

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