Housekeeper (servant)

Housekeeper (servant)

A housekeeper is an individual responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the interior of a residence. The term is almost exclusively applied to females; males are generally referred to as housecleaners, head of household staff, or, under the old British Imperial system as houseboys (regardless of age). [citation|title=The Professional Housekeeper |author=Georgina Tucker, Madelin Schneider|year= 1998|publisher=Wiley|id=ISBN 0471291935]

ee also

*Domestic worker
*Au pair
*French maid
*Maid Service


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