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Definition of "housekeeper" []

  • One who is employed to perform or direct the domestic tasks in a household. (noun)
  • A housewife. (noun)
  • An employee of an establishment, such as a hospital, inn, or hotel, who performs or coordinates housekeeping tasks. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "housekeeper" in a sentence
  • "She said her current housekeeper is "absolutely documented to work there.""
  • "Sophie (Sandrine Bonnaire) is the new live-in housekeeper of a wealthy family: efficient but maddeningly unresponsive (you suspect they'd like a little more gratitude for their shows of kindness)."
  • "While I agree that hiring a housekeeper is not the complete solution, it is something that can help."