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housekeeper

[ hous-kee-per ]SEE DEFINITION OF housekeeper

Synonyms for housekeeper

  • caretaker
  • chambermaid
  • housemaid
  • housewife
  • maid
  • servant
  • house cleaner
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOUSEKEEPER

This led me to request a sight of that villa—a crown to the housekeeper got me admittance.

The housekeeper had lived with your father, and been retained by his lordship.

"And precious little good will it do her," said the housekeeper.

We keep all close till after the burying, for fear—that was the housekeeper's order.

My father had a housekeeper, a trusty woman, he considered her.

"She's a very decent woman, Mistress Shand," said the housekeeper.

"Then I wish you'd bring me a bottle of stove polish," requested the housekeeper.

"They told me to tell you they were at the bank," said the housekeeper.

Say, too, that the housekeeper's place can't be kept for her—must be filled at once.

The housekeeper and hired man had gone to bed, and all was still in the house.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "householder," from house (n.) + agent noun of keep (v.). Sense of "female head domestic servant of a house" is from c.1600.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HOUSEKEEPER

au pair

nounlive-in nanny
  • babysitter
  • caregiver
  • day care provider
  • domestic servant
  • governess
  • housekeeper
  • live-in

madam

nouna woman in charge of an establishment

matron

nounwoman

mesdames

nouna woman in charge of an establishment
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