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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who lives in and cares for a house while the regular occupant is away.

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  • n. A person who stays in your house to mind it while you are away.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a custodian who lives in and cares for a house while the regular occupant is away (usually without an exchange of money)

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