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house agent

noun, British
1.
a real-estate agent.
2.
a renting agent or a rent collector.
Origin of house agent
1835-1845
1835-45
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Examples from the Web for house agent
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  • A house agent would tell him of houses best suited to his needs that he could choose between.

    This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • The arrival of the house agent was the first event that recalled her to her senses.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • And you feel if the house agent agrees with you against his own interest, you must be right in your decision.

  • The house agent laughed, dismissed them, and put others in their place.

  • She begged Professor Richet to write for her to a house agent to procure her a villa in that town.

  • It was a house agent in Dover who finally decided Kipps to build.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • That afternoon a house agent called and asked for the loan of the keys.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • He was a house agent in Bloomsbury, and apparently a person of respectability.

  • Then he would go to the house agent and say, "'Ere, while you been getting me a sootable 'ouse, blowed if I 'aven't built one!"

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • The said house agent had come down with one secret object in his heart.

    Great Possessions Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
British Dictionary definitions for house agent

house agent

noun
1.
(Brit) another name for estate agent
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