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live-in

[liv-in] /ˈlɪvˌɪn/
adjective
1.
Also, sleep-in. residing at the place of one's employment:
a live-in maid.
2.
living in a cohabitant relationship.
noun
3.
a live-in person.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; adj., noun use of verb phrase live in (a place)
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  • If they wish, they can rent a suite of rooms, including one for a live-in servant.
British Dictionary definitions for live-in

live in

/lɪv/
verb (intransitive, adverb)
1.
(of an employee, as in a hospital or hotel) to dwell at one's place of employment
adjective
2.
living in the place at which one works: a live-in maid
3.
living with someone else in that person's home: a live-in lover
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Word Origin and History for live-in
adj.

"residing on the premises," 1950, from live (v.) + in. Lived-in "inhabited, occupied" is first recorded 1873.

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Slang definitions & phrases for live-in

live-in

adjective

Sharing one's domicile: Coe's former live-in girlfriend/ J Edgar's ''longtime live-in lover'' (1955+)

noun

A housekeeper or caregiver who lives in one's home: After they had their second child, they hired a live-in (1955+)


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