A housekeeper is someone whose job involves cleaning other people's houses. In some cases, a housekeeper also cooks meals for her employers.

It was once common in many countries for wealthy families to employ a live-in housekeeper, who may have been called a maid or a servant. Today it's less typical, although some families hire workers to clean occasionally — these people might come once a week and are usually called <>housecleaners rather than housekeepers. The word uses the sense of keep that means "maintain or preserve order."

Definitions of housekeeper

n a servant who is employed to perform domestic task in a household

Type of:
domestic, domestic help, house servant
a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household

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