house·​paint·​er | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌpān-tər How to pronounce housepainter (audio) \

Definition of housepainter

: one whose business or occupation is painting houses

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With homeownership the family aspiration, Dad, a housepainter, always sought opportunities to work overtime. Bill Cummings,, "Dad taught me the art of negotiating when I was just a kid," 24 May 2018 At the outset, a Hanson housepainter embodies the relationship between three-dimensional art and life, fact and fiction. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, "A Morbid, Engaging Body of Work," 26 Mar. 2018 Rosenthal was the youngest of six children of a Bronx housepainter who emigrated from Belarus. Alex S. Jones, Town & Country, "Will the Rivalry Between the Washington Post and New York Times Save Journalism?," 9 Aug. 2017

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1688, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of housepainter

: a person whose job is painting houses

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