house call


: a visit (as by a doctor or a repair person) to a home to provide a requested service

Examples of house call in a Sentence

Does your doctor make house calls?
Recent Examples on the Web Zollicoffer is still known to make house calls to people who are too ill to come to his office or who don’t have transportation. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 1 Feb. 2024 Kassar launched her business in 2017, doing house calls for Vanna White and other tastemakers. Lindzi Scharf, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Jan. 2024 After several house calls, Lantz was able to convince Hector to return. Meg Oliver, CBS News, 11 Dec. 2023 The district was working to address the problem even before school started on Aug. 15, with counselors, support staff and a social worker making house calls and delivering backpacks full of school supplies. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for house call 

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of house call was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“House call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

house call

: a visit (as by a doctor) to a home to provide medical care
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