househusband
noun Date: 1955 a husband who does housekeeping usually while his wife earns the family income

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  • househusband — ☆ househusband [hous′huz΄bənd ] n. a married man whose principal occupation is managing a household and taking care of domestic affairs …   English World dictionary

  • househusband — [[t]ha͟ʊshʌzbənd[/t]] househusbands also house husband N COUNT A househusband is a married man who does not have a paid job, but instead looks after his home and children …   English dictionary

  • househusband — /hows huz beuhnd/, n. a man who is married to a working wife and who stays home to manage their household. [1965 70; HOUSE(WIFE) + HUSBAND] * * * …   Universalium

  • househusband — noun A husband who remains in the homestead as housekeeper, as opposed to a housewife. Ant: housewife …   Wiktionary

  • househusband — n. man who takes care of household affairs due to the fact that his wife works …   English contemporary dictionary

  • househusband — house•hus•band [[t]ˈhaʊsˌhʌz bənd[/t]] n. cvb a married man who stays at home to manage the household while his wife goes out to work • Etymology: 1965–70; house (wife) +husband …   From formal English to slang

  • househusband — /ˈhaʊshʌzbənd/ (say howshuzbuhnd) noun a husband who opts to stay at home and perform the duties which traditionally attach to the role of a housewife, as cooking, cleaning, looking after children, etc. Also, house husband …   Australian English dictionary

  • househusband — noun a husband who keeps house while his wife earns the family income • Syn: ↑house husband • Hypernyms: ↑husband, ↑hubby, ↑married man …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stay-at-home dad — A stay at home dad is a term used to describe a male parent who is the main caregiver of the children and the home. Alternative terms include stay at home father, househusband or homemaker.BackgroundTraditional gender roles in Western… …   Wikipedia

  • Sam Holden — (born August 8, 1971, Kensington, London) is the pseudonym of a British author and journalist. A former feature writer on The Times of London, Holden is the author of Diary of a Hapless Househusband , a comic novel concerning a father of two who… …   Wikipedia

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