house·​guest | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌgest \

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We have houseguests this weekend.

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The pristine, red-tinted concrete paths will now be used by hundreds of thousands of curious visitors as opposed to dozens of insider houseguests. Marian Mcevoy, ELLE Decor, "An Intimate Look Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s Private Marrakech Home," 2 Aug. 2018 As Teen Vogue reported previously, fans think the couple got a baby pig as a pet after the singer posted a couple of videos to her Instagram Stories over the weekend showing them playing with their new houseguest. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "Pete Davidson Got a Tattoo in Honor of His Pet Pig," 17 Sep. 2018 This isn't the first time Mounduix has upset a fellow houseguest. Mariah Haas, Fox News, "'Big Brother' contestant accused of inappropriate touching again after CBS warning," 30 Aug. 2018 Find a pet-loving friend and practice proper behavior around houseguests. Morieka Johnson, Woman's Day, "Teach Your Dog Good Manners," 25 Mar. 2013 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

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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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