house sitter

noun

Definition of house sitter

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

house-sit

play \ˈhau̇(s)-ˌsit\ intransitive verb

house-sitting

play \ˈhau̇s-ˌsi-tiŋ\ noun

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1950

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