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

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We have houseguests this weekend.

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Flavor Paper is always pushing the envelope by creating compelling wallcoverings that encourage conversations, and invisible ink will definitely have houseguests asking questions. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "You Need a Black Light to See the Details in This Wild, Invisible Ink Wallpaper," 23 Aug. 2019 Sherman said that a producer implicated in urging a female African American houseguest to act in a stereotypical fashion has been reprimanded, and received unconscious bias training., "CBS executives pressed on ‘Bull’ and ‘Big Brother’ controversies over sexual harassment and racism: TV press tour," 1 Aug. 2019 The move to extract one of the world’s most high-profile fugitives came about relatively quickly after years of what officials portrayed as obnoxious and ungracious behavior by their houseguest. Joshua Goodman, The Seattle Times, "After 7 long years, Assange’s capture happened quickly," 16 Apr. 2019 Thread a few around your front porch, add some to the perimeter of your front door, or string one along your mantel for a festive effect your houseguests won't soon forget. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "24 Best Halloween String Lights on the Market," 22 July 2019 And, if your houseguests are the type not to be impressed with a wraparound infinity pool or an entire room shipped from George Clooney's favorite retreat, this house has one more trick up its sleeve: a 12-foot cascading waterfall. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "One of Hollywood's Largest Homes Is on the Market," 10 July 2019 So, why are there not older houseguests in Big Brother's 2019 cast? Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Real Reason the 'Big Brother' Cast Doesn’t Have Many "Older" Houseguests in Season 21," 30 June 2019 Part of that craziness (besides the controversial camp-themed house) comes from this year's crop of houseguests. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Real Reason the 'Big Brother' Cast Doesn’t Have Many "Older" Houseguests in Season 21," 30 June 2019 Mocked on talk shows as America’s most famous houseguest, Kaelin has gone on to appear in reality shows, in small parts in TV sitcoms and films, and to launch a clothing line for slackers. John Rogers, The Denver Post, "O.J. Simpson murder trial key players: Where are they now?," 10 June 2019

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1609, in the meaning defined above

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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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