houseguest

noun house·guest \ ˈhau̇s-ˌgest \
|Updated on: 29 Jul 2018

Definition of houseguest

: guest 1a

Examples of houseguest in a Sentence

  1. We have houseguests this weekend.

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Definition of houseguest for English Language Learners

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


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