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a familiar name, phrase, saying, etc.; byword:
The advertising campaign is designed to make this new product a household word.


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  • Househusband

    [hous-huhz-buh nd] /ˈhaʊsˌhʌz bənd/ noun 1. a man whose spouse works and who stays home to manage their household. /ˈhaʊsˌhʌzbənd/ noun 1. a married man who keeps house, usually without having paid employment

  • Housekeep

    [hous-keep] /ˈhaʊsˌkip/ verb (used without object), housekept, housekeeping. 1. to keep or maintain a house.

  • Housekeeper

    [hous-kee-per] /ˈhaʊsˌki pər/ noun 1. a person, often hired, who does or directs the domestic work and planning necessary for a home, as cleaning or buying food. 2. an employee of a hotel, hospital, etc., who supervises the cleaning staff. /ˈhaʊsˌkiːpə/ noun 1. a person, esp a woman, employed to run a household 2. bad […]

  • Housekeeping

    [hous-kee-ping] /ˈhaʊsˌki pɪŋ/ noun 1. the maintenance of a or domestic establishment. 2. the management of household affairs. 3. the management, care, and servicing of property and equipment of an industrial or commercial building or organization. 4. the ongoing routine, procedures, operations, and management of a commercial enterprise, government, organization, or the like. 5. Computers. […]

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