houseguest

noun

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

Examples of houseguest in a Sentence

We have houseguests this weekend.
Recent Examples on the Web During a visit to South Carolina with businessman Richard Jenrette, Turner was reportedly asked to take a portrait of his host and a houseguest, who turned out to be then-Prince Charles in town to discuss classical architecture. Rosemary Feitelberg, WWD, 26 June 2024 Narvaez, seen as too close to the unwanted houseguest, was asked to leave in July 2018 amid a shake-up of the diplomatic mission’s staff. Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN, 25 June 2024 While under constant surveillance, the contestants compete in various challenges and try to avoid being kicked out by fellow houseguests. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 24 June 2024 Elise Taylor The worst houseguests are high-maintenance. George Gurley, New York Times, 21 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for houseguest 

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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of houseguest was in 1609

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“Houseguest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/houseguest. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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