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

Examples of house sitter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Rent-less son could become house sitter," 1 June 2020 Many people hire seasonal house sitters during the off-season, because of the substantial risks to leaving a house empty. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Should 40-year-old son live in vacation home rent free?," 1 June 2020 Some of these sites charge house sitters only, some also charge the owner. Kathleen Pender,, "How to live, travel for almost nothing as a house and pet sitter," 1 Feb. 2020 The owner was out of town and Kanto had escaped from a house sitter, who was trying to locate him. Nicole Soto, azcentral, "Dog skips out on sitter and hikes to edge of cliff in Tucson," 18 Nov. 2019 Our house sitter told us the house is overrun by vultures. Tony Doris, Harper's magazine, "Property Buzzards," 28 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of house sitter

1950, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2020

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“House sitter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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