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 How to pronounce house sitter (audio) \ intransitive verb
house-sitting \ ˈhau̇s-​ˌsi-​tiŋ How to pronounce house sitter (audio) \ noun

Examples of house sitter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barns reminded council that there are residents who do not know their neighbors or have the resources to hire a house sitter. Ryan Nickerson, Houston Chronicle, 11 Aug. 2020 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, 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, 1 June 2020 Some of these sites charge house sitters only, some also charge the owner. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, 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, 18 Nov. 2019 Our house sitter told us the house is overrun by vultures. Tony Doris, Harper's magazine, 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, 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, chicagotribune.com, 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of house sitter

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“House sitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20sitter. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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