live-in

adjective
\ ˈliv-ˌin How to pronounce live-in (audio) \

Definition of live-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

verb
lived in; living in; lives in

Definition of live in (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

Other Words from live-in

Adjective

live-in noun

First Known Use of live-in

Adjective

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of live-in was in 1890

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“Live-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live-in. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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live-in

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of live-in

: living in the place where you work
: living with someone else (especially a boyfriend or girlfriend)

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