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Housekeeper


HOUSEKEEPER, noun hous'keeper. One who occupies a house with his family; a man or woman who maintains a family; a man or woman who maintains a family state in a house; a householder; the master or mistress of a family.

1. A female servant who has the chief care of the family and superintends the other servants.

2. One who lives in plenty. [Not in use.]

3. One who keeps much at home. [Not used.]

4. A housedog. [Not used.]