house sitter

noun

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 \ intransitive verb
house-sitting \ˈhau̇s-​ˌsi-​tiŋ \ noun

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The owner was out of town but a house sitter noticed the theft and talked with police. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland.com, "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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