housebroken
adjective Date: 1900 1. trained to excretory habits acceptable in indoor living — used of a household pet 2. made tractable or polite

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  • housebroken — adj. trained to urinate and defecate outside or in a special place, such as a litter box; as, housebroken pets; of pet animals. Syn: house trained, housetrained. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • housebroken — [hous′brō΄kən] adj. 1. trained to defecate and urinate outdoors or in a special place indoors so that it can live in a house: said of a pet dog, cat, etc. 2. made docile and conventional …   English World dictionary

  • housebroken — adjective (of pets) trained to urinate and defecate outside or in a special place housebroken pets house trained is chiefly British • Syn: ↑house trained • Similar to: ↑trained * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • housebroken — house|bro|ken [ haus,broukn ] adjective AMERICAN 1. ) a pet that is housebroken knows that it must go outside or use a special container inside when it needs to go to the toilet 2. ) HUMOROUS someone who is housebroken knows how to behave well in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • housebroken — {adj.} Trained to go outside to relieve themselves (said of domestic pets, primarily dogs). * /All young puppies must eventually be housebroken./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • housebroken — {adj.} Trained to go outside to relieve themselves (said of domestic pets, primarily dogs). * /All young puppies must eventually be housebroken./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • housebroken — house|bro|ken [ˈhausˌbrəukən US ˌbrou ] adj AmE a pet animal that is housebroken has been trained not to make the house dirty with its ↑urine and ↑faeces British Equivalent: house trained …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • housebroken — adj trained to go outside to relieve themselves (said of domestic pets, primarily dogs). All young puppies must eventually be housebroken …   Словарь американских идиом

  • housebroken — adjective AmE an animal that is housebroken has been trained not to make the house dirty with its urine and faeces; housetrained BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • housebroken — /hows broh keuhn/, adj. (of a pet) trained to avoid excreting inside the house or in improper places. [1895 1900; HOUSE + BROKEN] * * * …   Universalium

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