from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man employed for cleaning, maintenance, and other general work in a house or hotel.

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  • n. A medical graduate gaining practical experience in a hospital

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience in a hospital or other medical institution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)


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  • The houseman is very kind, but he must have his rent.

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  • I wondered if a houseman was the same as a doorman.

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  • I had never heard of a position called the houseman until I applied for it.

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  • So he called his houseman to bring the car around and Federico, Patrick and I all went home to Cuernavaca in style.

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  • The houseman is a regular in the local betting shop, and gambles heavily on horses.

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  • He called the houseman to bring out drinks, and merely sighed when I said I'd as soon share his sugar free tonic.

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  • There are also legal complications: the Medical Act 1971 specifies that a houseman is a government officer, so who will pay his salary?


  • He sends his "houseman," Sam, on a risky journey to collect evidence.

  • I wasn't a caterer - I was a banquet captain, waiter and houseman.

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  • Hulton Archive/Getty Images In the summer of 1970, Mr. Hefner took a long trip on the jet with Barbi Benton, his brother Keith, Playboy artist LeRoy Neiman, film critic Gene Siskel, a couple of other friends, a photographer, a houseman and the jet bunnies.

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