house·​guest | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌgest How to pronounce houseguest (audio) \

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Examples of houseguest in a Sentence

We have houseguests this weekend.

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Lord Byron challenges his houseguests to write a ghost story, which leads Mary Shelley to begin her novel ``Frankenstein.’' (PG-13) 2 hrs. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 In Denver, should your houseguest thank you by taking you out to a $100 dinner, no license needed. Jon Caldara, The Denver Post, "Caldara: Denver’s war against people and their houseguests, via AirBNB," 6 Sep. 2019 Outside of those techno walls, the other houseguests — and producers — considered his eviction a fait accompli. Dalton Ross,, "Dan's funeral: An oral history of the greatest Big Brother moment ever," 29 Aug. 2019 The way some houseguests have acted towards these three has been vile. Eric Todisco,, "CBS Responds as Big Brother Cast Is Accused of Racism, Bullying: 'We Share Some of the Concerns'," 25 July 2019 Incoming houseguests are greeted by the property’s two-car garage and upstairs guest quarters out front. Variety, The Mercury News, "Photos: Ex-Facebook COO Owen Van Natta drops $10 Million on Santa Monica’s Gold Coast," 16 July 2019 But for now, the houseguests should live it up and follow Julie Chen's lead with the indoor s'mores. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Big Brother' Fans Are Not at All Happy About the House This Year," 25 June 2019 Flavor Paper is always pushing the envelope by creating compelling wallcoverings that encourage conversations, and invisible ink will definitely have houseguests asking questions. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "You Need a Black Light to See the Details in This Wild, Invisible Ink Wallpaper," 23 Aug. 2019 Sherman said that a producer implicated in urging a female African American houseguest to act in a stereotypical fashion has been reprimanded, and received unconscious bias training., "CBS executives pressed on ‘Bull’ and ‘Big Brother’ controversies over sexual harassment and racism: TV press tour," 1 Aug. 2019

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1609, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of houseguest

: a person who visits and usually stays in someone's home overnight

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