Definition of house-hunting in US English:

house-hunting

noun

  • See house-hunt

    • ‘We wish them good luck with the house-hunting - and with everything else!’
    • ‘At the back of my mind are thoughts about our impending house-hunting and move.’
    • ‘The era of global house-hunting has truly arrived.’
    • ‘After a few months of unsuccessful house-hunting - a stressful and time-consuming task on top of a hard week's work - buyers often begin to despair of ever finding anything like their dream home at a price they can afford.’
    • ‘Relief was short-lived, however, as the frantic house-hunting for a new place began.’
    • ‘Finally, after perhaps several days of house-hunting, one of the sites gains overwhelming favour and the swarm moves off to start a new hive there.’

Pronunciation

house-hunting

/ˈhousˌhən(t)iNG//ˈhaʊsˌhən(t)ɪŋ/