housekeep

verb
house·keep | \ˈhau̇s-ˌkēp \
housekept\ˈhau̇s-ˌkept \; housekeeping

Definition of housekeep 

intransitive verb

: to perform the routine duties (such as cooking and cleaning) of managing a house

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The hotel has a no-weapons policy, the lawsuit claims, and yet housekeeping staff did not mention those in Paddock's two-room suite. Michael Kiefer, azcentral, "Arizona couple files lawsuit against Las Vegas hotel where mass shooting took place," 28 June 2018 Hotel housekeeping staff The best practice is to leave about $5 to $10 per night for the housekeeping staff. Zachary Hansen, USA TODAY, "Tipping tips: A cheat sheet to leaving gratuities," 22 June 2018 Officials say she was found hanging by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment around 10:20 a.m., making her the latest celebrity to apparently commit suicide by hanging. Fox News, "Kate Spade is the latest star to be found hanged, highlighting what may be a growing trend among elite," 6 June 2018 The officials say she was found hanging by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. Colleen Long, Cincinnati.com, "Officials: Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment," 5 June 2018 The officials say she was found hanging by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. Colleen Long, Detroit Free Press, "Officials: Designer Kate Spade found dead in N.Y. apartment," 5 June 2018 The snake was discovered in a bed by housekeeping staff at the Rodeway Inn and Suites around noon, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. Lavendrick Smith, charlotteobserver, "Housekeepers find 5-foot boa constrictor in NC hotel bed | Charlotte Observer," 24 Oct. 2017 They were discovered deceased by housekeeping staff about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "‘There are very potent drugs out there’ — 11 dead from probable overdoses in four days," 11 Oct. 2017 Unite Here represents food service and housekeeping workers; the Teamsters Union negotiated for bellmen, valets and front desk workers. Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com, "Hospitality union negotiating contract with Hilton Riverside, city's largest hotel," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of housekeep

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for housekeep

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