house·guest | \ˈhau̇s-ˌgest \

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We have houseguests this weekend.

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Each week, the houseguests vote someone off the island -- er, out of the house. Kristi Turnquist,, "'Big Brother' casting call coming up at Ilani casino," 23 Feb. 2018 Season 19 was criticized for the houseguests lacking any gameplay. Brian Porreca, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Big Brother' Bosses Preview New Twists in Season 20," 27 June 2018 On the fourth eviction, if it hasn't been played, the next houseguest evicted will get the chance to come back. Demetrio Teniente, Houston Chronicle, "Big Brother power rankings: Day 19," 9 July 2018 Arriving empty handed as a Fourth of July houseguest is simply not an option. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "13 Last-Minute Hostess Gifts for the Beauty Lover at Heart," 25 June 2018 That said, transposons often behave like unwelcome houseguests. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Don’t call it junk—This ‘jumping’ gene may be why you made it past an embryo," 21 June 2018 Alliances Swaggy quickly began trying to align himself with several different groups of houseguests. Demetrio Teniente, Houston Chronicle, "Big Brother power rankings: Day 19," 9 July 2018 There's one houseguest, Angie, who is from another planet. Brian Porreca, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Big Brother' Host Julie Chen Reflects on Show's Biggest Moments Ahead of Season 20," 26 June 2018 And in 2014, there were three houseguests from the region including Zach Rance of Palm Beach Gardens, Victoria Rafaeli of Weston and Frankie Grande of Boca Raton. Johnny Diaz,, "Miami dancer to compete on CBS's 'Big Brother' this summer," 21 June 2018

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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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