light housekeeping


Definition of light housekeeping

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

Examples of light housekeeping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Home Care Aide/Attendant An individual who helps with bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, and light housekeeping. Aarp,, "What you need to know: A glossary of caregiving terms," 1 May 2018 Personal Care Specialists to meet the care needs of the patient including bathing, dressing, feeding, range of motion, light housekeeping duties and errands. Hospice Cincinnati,, "Hospice care: Where does it take place?," 19 Mar. 2018 Faith in Action provides free transportation to medical appointments, prescription pick-up, light housekeeping, errands and therapy dog visits for elderly and disabled Medina County residents. Ann Norman,, "Medina Community news: Dancing with the Medina Stars, Nature Art Fest, Conversations on Race, Senior Day, student loan debt program," 13 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'light housekeeping.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of light housekeeping

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about light housekeeping

Share light housekeeping

Statistics for light housekeeping

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for light housekeeping

The first known use of light housekeeping was in 1872

See more words from the same year

Comments on light housekeeping

What made you want to look up light housekeeping? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to deny responsibility for

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!