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

Definition of houseman

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

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His doubts were fully dissolved when Ms. Blair, then a paralegal at Miller Law Group in Charlottesville, made a spur-of-the-moment visit to Mr. Martin, who at the time was working as a houseman at the Cavalier Inn. New York Times, "Months After a Brutal Day in Charlottesville, a Tender Wedding," 16 May 2018 The supporting cast is nothing short of dear — her awkward twin brother, taciturn physician father, elderly grandmother, devoted houseman and brave uncle. Susan Faust, San Francisco Chronicle, "Roundup of children’s books," 24 Feb. 2018 There are a chef, a housekeeper, and a laundress, and two housemen/waiters; Basso's group also had a captained boat at their disposal day and night. Lauren Lipton, Town & Country, "The Thrilla in the Villa: Inside the World of Luxury Vacation Rentals," 13 Mar. 2015 Burmeister said her father, Frank Kampschulte, was a butler and houseman for David Adler. Denys Bucksten,, "Adler Center holds annual Speakeasy Benefit," 22 May 2017

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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

Medical Definition of houseman

chiefly British
: intern

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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