House"keep`er(?), n. 1. One who occupies a house with his family; a householder; the master or mistress of a family. Locke.
2. One who does, or oversees, the work of keeping house; as, his wife is a good
housekeeper; often, a woman hired to superintend the servants of a household and manage the ordinary domestic affairs.
3. One who exercises hospitality, or has a plentiful and hospitable household.
Sir H. Wotton.
4. One who keeps or stays much at home.
You are manifest housekeeper.Shak.
5. A house dog.
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