house sitter


: a person who occupies a dwelling to provide security and maintenance while the tenant is away
house-sit intransitive verb
house-sitting noun

Examples of house sitter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately, your dog might be happier at home with a house sitter or a dog walker stopping by multiple times during the day than going to a kennel, Jandrey said. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 In another scene, Natasha officially meets Chloe, posing as a neighbor’s house sitter. Jp Mangalindan, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2023 The typical Rover house sitter, for instance, charges somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 a night. Kathy Kristof, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 July 2023 Also in exchange for accommodations, travelers can work at hostels and as house sitters, helpers on organic farms or couriers (who get not only room and board, but transportation). Jon Marcus,, 25 May 2023 All About Melanie Martin Carter was found dead last fall after a house sitter discovered his body in the bathroom. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2023 Authorities said a house sitter found a man in the bathtub in the home and resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2023 Kelly Brown said she’s still haunted by what happened to her cat, Tazz, burned and tortured by a house sitter while Brown was away last year. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Nov. 2022 Authorities later said a house sitter found a man in the bathtub in the home and resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. Christopher Weber, Alicia Rancilio, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of house sitter was in 1950

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“House sitter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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