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house agent

noun, British
a real-estate agent.
a renting agent or a rent collector.
Origin of house agent
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I took her hand, and gave it a firm grip, and we went into the house-agent's together.

    A Plucky Girl L. T. Meade
  • Your house-agent is an ill judge of the subtler forms of humour.

  • Lamb was on his way back to the house-agent, and that was his fashion of announcing that he had taken the premises.

    Mary Lamb Anne Burrows Gilchrist
  • The house-agent laughed, dismissed them, and put others in their place.

    A Stable for Nightmares J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • I went straight to the house-agent's, made an offer, and didn't care one atom whether I thwarted anybody or not.

    Up and Down Edward Frederic Benson
  • Sangiorgio consulted the piece of paper given him by the house-agent.

    The conquest of Rome Matilde Serao
  • I was saying that I wondered whether you would mind our strolling along with you to this house-agent's.

    The Club of Queer Trades G. K. Chesterton
  • The house-agent's clerk heard him say, "I can show 'em a trick or two."

    The Betrayal of John Fordham B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • The sordid subject came up again for discussion when Phyllis and I went to have a preliminary chat with the house-agent.

  • Then she hired a cab, and went to a house-agent whose name she remembered.

    Name and Fame Adeline Sergeant
British Dictionary definitions for house-agent

house agent

(Brit) another name for estate agent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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