Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun Alternative spelling of house-sitter.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I don't know if I can get down there before Nov. Hope you have, sounds like having a housesitter is a good idea.

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  • Dumbfounded, I called our housesitter and left a message.

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  • Matt Hughes is a Canadian author of science-fantasy and crime fiction who now lives wherever his secondary career as a housesitter takes him.

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  • * I'm free for summer travel - so if you need a housesitter or a road-trip buddy and you're somewhere I can reasonably and affordably get to, I'm your girl.

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  • If you were looking for an extremely responsible, dog-loving housesitter, who might hopefully have a green thumb, available for the summer, where would you post such a request?

    Housesitting

  • Kyle MacLachlan plays the mayor of Portland and Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza drops by Episode 4 as a housesitter.

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  • He lived in dozens of places as an itinerant housesitter and became known as something of a "man who came to dinner."

    A Local Life: Irvin Leigh Matus, 69, penniless Shakespeare scholar who lived by his own design

  • If you were looking for an extremely responsible, dog-loving housesitter, who might hopefully have a green thumb, available for the summer, where would you post such a request?

    Housesitting

  • If you were looking for an extremely responsible, dog-loving housesitter, who might hopefully have a green thumb, available for the summer, where would you post such a request?

    Housesitting

  • Says the man who just lucked into ten days free at a local bed and breakfast playing security guard/watchman/caretaker/housesitter.

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