Origin and Etymology of housebreak
back-formation from housebroken
First Known Use: 1876
HOUSEBREAK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of housebreak for English Language Learners
: to train (an animal) to urinate or defecate outside the home or in an acceptable place indoors
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