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

Example Sentences

We have houseguests this weekend.
Recent Examples on the Web My houseguest’s departure has been delayed because of bad weather for three days. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 This way, the narrator becomes a little cartoonish and self-pitying, and therefore fit for the horrible burlesque that cranks into being when L reveals himself to be a misogynist and overall dreadful houseguest. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 8 June 2021 Trent star Ramón Rodríguez about what drew him to the role, Will's new houseguest, the many complicated relationships in his life, and what's ahead. Alamin Yohannes,, 11 Jan. 2023 For a yet-unknown reason, a man named Mr. Hazelwood (Rupert Everett), who recently suffered a stroke and is experiencing mobility issues, is brought in as a houseguest. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 21 Oct. 2022 Inflation is proving to be a stubborn, unwanted houseguest. CBS News, 17 Oct. 2022 For over two decades, no Black houseguest had ever won an American Big Brother season. Ashley Oliver,, 11 Oct. 2022 Ryan put the metal numerals on the bedroom doors, hotel style, so that her frequent houseguest could easily identify their rooms. ELLE Decor, 30 Sep. 2022 Neither former houseguest had won their respective seasons. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of houseguest was in 1609

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“Houseguest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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