a person, often hired, who does or directs the domestic work and planning necessary for a home, as cleaning or buying food.
an employee of a hotel, hospital, etc., who supervises the cleaning staff.

1375–1425; late Middle English houskeper. See house, keeper

housekeeperlike, adjective Unabridged
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housekeeper (ˈhaʊsˌkiːpə)
1.  a person, esp a woman, employed to run a household
2.  bad housekeeper a person who is not an efficient and thrifty domestic manager
3.  good housekeeper a person who is an efficient and thrifty domestic manager

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Word Origin & History

c.1440, "householder;" sense of "female head domestic servant of a house" is from 1607.
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Example sentences
Unable to tell him the truth, she instead becomes his housekeeper, and a
  relationship eventually develops between the two.
Her hostess was a busy, unbeautiful old maid, sister and housekeeper of the
  village physician.
Her raucous housekeeper's conversation, and cooking, are best forgotten.
Arriving at evening, they announced themselves to the housekeeper.
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