house sitter


Definition of house sitter

: a person who occupies a dwelling to provide security and maintenance while the tenant is away

Other Words from house sitter

house-sit \ ˈhau̇(s)-​ˌsit How to pronounce house sitter (audio) \ intransitive verb
house-sitting \ ˈhau̇s-​ˌsi-​tiŋ How to pronounce house sitter (audio) \ noun

Examples of house sitter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After hearing noises upstairs, a house sitter called police at 10:38 p.m. July 31 asking them to check it out. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 5 Aug. 2022 Emily O’Brien, 26, uses the Orange Line to get to her side jobs as a cat sitter and house sitter. Taylor Dolven,, 3 Aug. 2022 Being a professional house sitter, and sharing what that entails online, has inspired countless other Black women to follow in her footsteps. Essence, 11 Feb. 2022 The site works in a similar way to Airbnb, with both the owner and the house sitter leaving reviews for each other. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 5 Feb. 2022 The man recognized the woman as a house sitter at the neighbor’s home on Whitlock Avenue, police said. Jesse Leavenworth,, 31 Jan. 2022 Winter is the best time to get started as a house sitter because people are traveling to visit family. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 14 Dec. 2021 Barns reminded council that there are residents who do not know their neighbors or have the resources to hire a house sitter. Ryan Nickerson, Houston Chronicle, 11 Aug. 2020 Many people hire seasonal house sitters during the off-season, because of the substantial risks to leaving a house empty. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 1 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of house sitter

1950, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

13 Aug 2022

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“House sitter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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