housekeeping house‧keep‧ing [ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ] noun [uncountable]
1. the work and organization of the things that need to be done in a house or hotel, such as cleaning and cooking:

• Guests must vacate their rooms by 11 a.m. so that the housekeeping staff can clean the rooms.

2. jobs that need to be done regularly to keep a system, organization etc working properly:

• The scandal at the bank was first dismissed as a housekeeping problem.

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housekeeping UK US /ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ/ noun [U]
the work involved in looking after a house or a hotel, for example the cleaning: »

The owners were forced to handle the housekeeping, cooking, and day-to-day operations themselves.

WORKPLACE, IT jobs that are done regularly to keep a computer or office system working effectively: »

Basic computer housekeeping tips include instructions on how to correctly shut down your machine.

money used for buying food and other things necessary for living in a house: »

a housekeeping allowance

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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