Also sleep-in. residing at the place of one's employment: a live-in maid.
living in a cohabitant relationship.


a live-in person.

Nearby words

  1. live wire,
  2. live with,
  3. live-action,
  4. live-bearer,
  5. live-forever,
  6. live-out,
  7. live-tweet,
  8. liveable,
  9. livebearer,
  10. liveblog

Origin of live-in

1950–55; adj., noun use of verb phrase live in (a place) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for live-in



"residing on the premises," 1950, from live (v.) + in. Lived-in "inhabited, occupied" is first recorded 1873.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper