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housekeeper is pronounced in three syllables
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An example use of housekeeper in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… by working as a hospital housekeeper she …”
meanings of housekeeper
Someone who owns a house as a place of residence; a householder.
Someone who manages the running of a home, traditionally the female head of the household.
Someone (traditionally a woman) employed to look after the home, typically by managing domestic servants or superintending household management; also someone with equivalent duties in a hotel, institution etc.
Someone who keeps to their house; someone who rarely ventures away from home; an unadventurous person, a homebody.