houseguest

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

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Examples of houseguest in a Sentence

We have houseguests this weekend.
Recent Examples on the Web Dehnart said the Cookout should be applauded for its savvy and strategy — each member has formed a friendship with a non-Cookout houseguest in order to lower suspicion. Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2021 One weekend, the Buchanans invited Elizabeth Taylor as a houseguest. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, 2 Sep. 2021 Amy manage an understaffed precinct; Jake and Charles investigate; Rosa gets a new houseguest; Jake and Amy make a system to balance both work and children. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 The Beast Must Die Staying on as a houseguest, Frances (Cush Jumbo) continues her murderous plan while Strangeway (Billy Howle) is suspicious of how his predecessor handled the case. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2021 Police were called to investigate, a houseguest was questioned and, at one point, a frustrated Carrara accused officers of trespassing. Shannon Prather, Star Tribune, 13 July 2021 Each week, a houseguest will be voted off the island, er, out of the house. oregonlive, 6 July 2021 Doug and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter, Jessica and 8-year-old son, Joshua, were attacked in their sleep along with an 11-year-old neighbor, Christopher Hughes, who was a houseguest. NBC News, 30 May 2021 Doug and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter, Jessica and 8-year-old son, Joshua, were attacked in their sleep along with an 11-year-old neighbor, Christopher Hughes, who was a houseguest. Robert Jablon, ajc, 29 May 2021

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First Known Use of houseguest

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of houseguest was in 1609

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7 Oct 2021

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“Houseguest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/houseguest. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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houseguest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of houseguest

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

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