Housebreak



[hous-breyk] /ˈhaʊsˌbreɪk/

verb (used with object), housebroke, housebroken, housebreaking.
1.
to train (a pet) to excrete outdoors or in a specific place.
v.

1820, “to break into a house criminally;” see house (n.) + break (v.). Perhaps a back-formation from housebreaker, attested from mid-14c. Sense of “to train a domestic animal to be clean in the house” is from 1881. Related: Housebreaking; housebroken.

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