- Also sleep-in. residing at the place of one's employment: a live-in maid.
- living in a cohabitant relationship.
- a live-in person.
Origin of live-in
1950–55; adj., noun use of verb phrase live in (a place)
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Examples from the Web for live-in
He had been arrested and briefly jailed in Gary in 2004, after an incident triggered by a breakup with a live-in girlfriend.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start
October 21, 2014
His live-in partner, Valerie Trierweiler, from whom he recently announced his separation, was not liked in France.Marriage, the French Way
February 12, 2014
As one of my friends noted, if a live-in boyfriend had done this to me, he'd have more than the CIA to worry about.Whistleblowers Are Weird
June 10, 2013
Services can also include accompaniment to and from rehab centers and traveling with the client—but not 24/7 live-in coaching.Live-in Sober Coaches Offer Wealthy Expensive New Way to Stay Clean
March 22, 2013
Someone who tells me that children "don't change your life that much" is either in denial, a bad parent, or has a live-in nanny.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
The job that I had quit I was making $25 a week, gentlemen—a 24-hour live-in job.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin and History for live-in
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