live-in

adjective \ ˈliv-ˌin \

Definition of live-in

1 : living in one's place of employment
  • a live-in maid
2 : involving or involved with cohabitation
  • a live-in relationship
  • a live-in partner

live-in

noun

First Known Use of live-in

1944

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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live in

verb

Definition of live in

: to live in one's place of employment : live in another's home

First Known Use of live in

1890

in the meaning defined above

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LIVE-IN Defined for English Language Learners

live-in

Definition of live-in for English Language Learners

  • : living in the place where you work

  • : living with someone else (especially a boyfriend or girlfriend)


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