housekeeper n : a servant who is employed to perform domestic task in a household
- One who looks after the home; either as a maid or as a resident
A housekeeper is a person responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of (usually residential) premises.
- Housekeeper (industrial)–responsible for the cleaning of institutional premises
- Housekeeper (servant)—responsible for the maintenance of the interior of a residence
- Housekeeper (hotel)—‘housekeeping’ is the usual term for the department that supervises the maids responsible for cleaning the rooms of a hotel or motel.