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.]