housecleaning

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From house + clean + -ing.

Noun[edit]

housecleaning (countable and uncountable, plural housecleanings)

  1. Collectively, the tasks involved with cleaning a house; the practice of cleaning a house.
    If you do not keep up with the housecleaning, you will soon have a huge mess.

Verb[edit]

housecleaning

  1. Present participle of houseclean.