light housekeeping


: domestic work restricted to the less laborious duties
: housekeeping in quarters with limited facilities for cooking

Examples of light housekeeping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web PCAs can help prepare meals, do chores like laundry or light housekeeping; home health aides assist with bathing and dressing, and other daily living activities. Liz Seegert, Fortune Well, 4 June 2023 Cleaning schedules vary across Hyatt properties, with some offering light housekeeping services. USA TODAY, 6 May 2023 But while my own experience included a little light housekeeping and some yard work, the responsibilities of actual lightkeepers—before automation in the 20th century made the job obsolete—were much more demanding. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Apr. 2023 At home, her activities include laundry and light housekeeping. Dallas News, 16 Feb. 2022 Walt Disney World reduced service to light housekeeping every other day. CBS News, 17 Mar. 2022 The business also offers breastfeeding and bottle feeding support, direct baby care, light housekeeping, food prep, emotional support, parent coaching, sleep solutions and more. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Dec. 2021 Available services include such things as bathing, dressing, grooming, light housekeeping, grocery shopping and meal preparation. Mike Danahey,, 18 Nov. 2021 The units with on-site parking and laundry will include health services, meals and light housekeeping provided by the health department. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of light housekeeping was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Light housekeeping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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