house-proud
adjective Date: 1849 chiefly British proud of one's house or housekeeping

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  • house-proud — [hous′proud΄] adj. proud of one s house, its appearance, fine or expensive furnishings, etc. * * * house proud (housʹproud ) adj. Proud of one s house or its furnishings or upkeep. * * * …   Universalium

  • house-proud — adj. proud of one s house or its furnishings or upkeep. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • house-proud — [hous′proud΄] adj. proud of one s house, its appearance, fine or expensive furnishings, etc …   English World dictionary

  • house-proud — house′ proud adj. cvb proud of one s house and housekeeping …   From formal English to slang

  • house-proud — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ attentive to, or preoccupied with, the care and appearance of one s home …   English terms dictionary

  • house-proud — adjective proud of your house or its furnishings or upkeep • Similar to: ↑proud * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : proud of one s house or housekeeping * * * houseˈ proud adjective Taking a pride (often an excessive and fussy pride) in the condition of …   Useful english dictionary

  • house-proud — adjective Proud of ones house, its furnishings, or its upkeep …   Wiktionary

  • house-proud — see houseproud …   English dictionary

  • house-proud —    obsessed with domestic cleanliness and tidiness    This tedious affliction may have little to do with pride in the family residence itself …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • house-proud — adjective attentive to, or preoccupied with, the care and appearance of one s home …   English new terms dictionary

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