house sitter

housesit

[hous-sit]
verb (used without object), housesat, housesitting.
to take care of a house or residence while the owner or occupant is temporarily away, especially by living in it.
Also, house-sit.


Origin:
1975–80; house + sit1, on the model of baby-sit

house sitter, house-sitter, noun
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house sitter

noun
a custodian who lives in and cares for a house while the regular occupant is away (usually without an exchange of money) 
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