noun Date: 1884 a man in charge of a dormitory, hall, or hostel

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  • housefather — n. a man in charge of children in an institution. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • housefather — /hows fah dheuhr/, n. a man responsible for a group of young people, as students, living in a dormitory, hostel, etc. [1545 55; HOUSE + FATHER; cf. L paterfamilias] * * * …   Universalium

  • housefather — noun A man in charge of a house in a boarding school …   Wiktionary

  • housefather — n. man in charge of children or students in a dormitory or hostel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • housefather — (or housemother) noun a person in charge of and living in a boarding school house or children s home …   English new terms dictionary

  • housefather — house•fa•ther [[t]ˈhaʊsˌfɑ ðər[/t]] n. a man who supervises a group of young people, living in a dormitory, hostel, etc • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • housefather — /ˈhaʊsfaðə/ (say howsfahdhuh) noun a man who is in charge of a group, especially of children, who live together as in a convention centre, orphanage, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • housefather — noun a man in charge of children in an institution • Hypernyms: ↑man, ↑adult male …   Useful english dictionary

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