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Meaning of HOUSEKEEPER

Pronunciation:  'haws`keepur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a servant who is employed to perform domestic task in a household
 

HOUSEKEEPER is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: domestic, domestic help, house servant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\House"keep`er\, n.
1. One who occupies a house with his family; a householder;
   the master or mistress of a family. --Locke.

2. One who does, or oversees, the work of keeping house; as,
   his wife is a good housekeeper; often, a woman hired to
   superintend the servants of a household and manage the
   ordinary domestic affairs.

3. One who exercises hospitality, or has a plentiful and
   hospitable household. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.

4. One who keeps or stays much at home. [R.]

         You are manifest housekeeper.         --Shak.

5. A house dog. [Obs.] --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: attorney, bailiff, butler, chamberlain, croupier, curator, custodian, emcee, factor, guardian, house steward, landreeve, librarian, majordomo, master of ceremonies, MC, proctor, procurator, seneschal, steward
 

 

 

 

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