house sitter


Definition of house sitter

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

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Other Words from house sitter

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

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Try house sitting One of the easiest ways to earn some extra money is to offer your services as a house sitter. Katie Winterburn, San Diego Union-Tribune, "How to find great part-time work in retirement," 16 Sep. 2019 Brittany takes a job as a house sitter and dog-walker, and soon learns there’s a third-shift sitter (Utkarsh Ambudkar) of minimal ambition but detectable gallantry. Michael Phillips,, "‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ review: Jillian Bell excels as a trainwreck who gets back on the rails," 26 Aug. 2019 In fact, Ragland-watch was so intense that the Daily Mail even ran an article this weekend announcing Ragland had hired a house sitter in Los Angeles. Vogue, "Royal-Baby Alert: Meghan Markle’s Mother, Doria Ragland, Is Reportedly in London," 22 Apr. 2019 TrustedHousesitters is a website that pairs those with pets that are going away for an extended amount of time with a house sitter. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Here's How to Travel the World for Almost No Money, All by Petsitting," 27 Mar. 2019 The owner was out of town but a house sitter noticed the theft and talked with police. Bruce Geiselman,, "Lakewood police investigate vehicle thefts, burglary: police blotter," 16 Dec. 2017 People who have seasonal homes sometimes hire house sitters to stay in their houses during the off-season. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Internet matching leads to dog sitting," 13 Oct. 2017 Other Houston-area homeowners have also returned in the wake of the hurricane to find uninvited house sitters, experts said. Marilia Brocchetto, CNN, "This homeowner found a 10-foot gator in his flooded home near Houston," 2 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of house sitter

1950, in the meaning defined above

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