house·​man | \ ˈhau̇s-mən How to pronounce houseman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of houseman

: a person who performs general work about a house or hotel

Examples of houseman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By then, Kelvin Anderson, 56, who lives in Baltimore and worked at the Sheraton for five years as a banquet houseman, will have been out of work for 18 months. Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2021 The women would lounge topless at the pool and sometimes give Epstein massages, the houseman said. Julie K. Brown And Ben Wieder, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Dec. 2021 Jose Lara works as a houseman at the hotel, cleaning the public spaces and working with the housekeeping staff. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 June 2021 Thomas lost his hotel job — as a houseman at a D.C. hotel — to the pandemic last year. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2021 His first hotel job, a banquet houseman position while in college was in 2005. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 8 Mar. 2021 Added to the mix are Isaac’s son (Eli Gelb), her father’s houseman (Jeff Skowron) and the maid (Kimberly Jürgen). Ellen Olivier, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2019 The houseman, Rinaldo Rizzo, worked for Dubin and his wife, Eva, a former Miss Sweden and founder of the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai., 10 Aug. 2019 The butler/houseman, Alfredo Rodriguez, is later charged with obstruction of justice and sentenced to federal prison. Fox News, 18 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of houseman

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Houseman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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house·​man | \ ˈhau̇-smən How to pronounce houseman (audio) \
plural housemen\ -​smən How to pronounce houseman (audio) \

Medical Definition of houseman

chiefly British
: intern

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