housekeep

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verb house·keep \ˈhau̇s-ˌkēp\

Definition of housekeep

housekept

play \ˈhau̇s-ˌkept\;

housekeeping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to perform the routine duties (such as cooking and cleaning) of managing a house

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Origin and Etymology of housekeep

back-formation from housekeeper

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