house broken

housebroken

[hous-broh-kuhn]
adjective
(of a pet) trained to avoid excreting inside the house or in improper places.

Origin:
1895–1900; house + broken

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housebreak

[hous-breyk]
verb (used with object), housebroke, housebroken, housebreaking.
to train (a pet) to excrete outdoors or in a specific place.

Origin:
1895–1900; house + break

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housebreak
1820, "to break into a house criminally;" sense of "to train a domestic animal to be clean in the house" is from 1900.
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