house·​man ˈhau̇s-mən How to pronounce houseman (audio)
: a person who performs general work about a house or hotel

Examples of houseman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wilson Medina works two jobs: as a houseman at the Sheraton Universal Hotel and as a mechanic. Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2023 Each comes with a personal houseman who helps attune every meal and experience to each guest’s tastes. Katie Lockhart, Robb Report, 24 Apr. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of houseman was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Houseman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


house·​man ˈhau̇-smən How to pronounce houseman (audio)
plural housemen -smən How to pronounce houseman (audio)
chiefly British
: intern

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