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English definition of “housekeeping”

housekeeping

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈhaʊs.kiː.pɪŋˌmʌn.i/

housekeeping noun [U] (CLEANING)

the management of a home and the work that needs to be done in it, such as cleaning : She had a relaxed attitutde to housekeeping. the department of a hotel that is responsible for cleaning guest's bedrooms: the Ritz-Carlton's head of housekeeping

housekeeping noun [U] (MONEY)

(also housekeeping money) the money used for buying food and other things necessary for living in a house: My grandfather used to give my grandmother housekeeping each week.

housekeeping noun [U] (USUAL TASKS)

used to refer to tasks that need to be done as a regular part of your work but are not the main purpose of your work: The teachers' meeting deals mostly with housekeeping issues such as lunchtime supervision duties.
(Definition of housekeeping from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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