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houseguest

[hous-gest] /ˈhaʊsˌgɛst/
noun
1.
a person staying with a household as a guest for one night or longer.
Origin of houseguest
1920-1925
1920-25; house + guest
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  • He won't have been invited to stay the night—a house guest would set poor Madam Jenks all of a doodah.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • And it's rather proper at our place, too, his lordship having been our house guest.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • With an Earl for house guest they must be content with but a glimpse of him at odd moments.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • I returned to the living room to find the group augmented by a few more people: one house guest and two or three neighbours.

    The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells
  • The business of having as a house guest an eligible young bachelor, of charm and astonishing vitality, was a little wearing.

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • It is supposed to be merely a pretty speech—but in a measure it is true of every host's attitude toward his house guest.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • After all she was my house guest and eating my bread and salt.

    In Jeopardy Van Tassel Sutphen
British Dictionary definitions for house guest

house guest

noun
1.
a guest at a house, esp one who stays for a comparatively long time
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