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houseman

[hous-man, -muh n] /ˈhaʊsˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural housemen
[hous-men, -muh n] /ˈhaʊsˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a male servant who performs general duties in a home, hotel, etc.
2.
a man employed to maintain order, as in a bar or gambling casino; bouncer.
4.
one who represents the management in a gambling house.
5.
British. a medical intern at a hospital.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; house + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for house-man

houseman

/ˈhaʊsmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(med) a junior doctor who is a member of the medical staff of a hospital US and Canadian equivalent intern
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