stay-at-home
adjective Date: 1806 remaining in one's residence, locality, or country; especially remaining at home especially to tend to children and domestic duties while a spouse is at work <
a stay-at-home mother
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stay-at-home noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stay-at-home — UK US adjective [before noun] ► a stay at home parent takes care of their home and children rather than going out to work: stay at home mum/mom/dad »She is a veterinary technician who recently became a stay at home mom. »stay at home… …   Financial and business terms

  • Stay-at-home — may refer to:* Stay at home dad, a male parent who is the main caregiver of the children and the home * Stay at home defenceman, a hockey defenceman who plays a very defensive minded game * Stay at home mom, a female parent who is the main… …   Wikipedia

  • stay-at-home — stay at ,home adjective choosing to stay at home instead of going to places to meet friends or do interesting things stay at home mom/dad AMERICAN a parent who stays at home to take care of their children instead of working outside the home …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stay-at-home — stay at homes N COUNT: usu N n If you describe someone as a stay at home, you mean that they stay at home rather than going out to work or travelling. I was a stay at home mum until 1980 when my husband lost his job …   English dictionary

  • stay-at-home — /stay euht hohm /, adj. 1. not inclined to travel or seek diversions or pastimes outside one s residence, area, or country. 2. of or pertaining to time spent at home: a stay at home evening. n. 3. a person who stays at home a good deal; a person… …   Universalium

  • stay-at-home — stay at .home adj [only before noun] staying at home, rather than working somewhere else, usually in order to take care of children ▪ a stay at home mom …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stay-at-home — stay′ at home adj. 1) not inclined to venture outside one s residence, area, or country 2) of or pertaining to time spent at home 3) a person who stays at or near home; homebody • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • stay-at-home — UK / US adjective choosing to stay at home instead of going to places to meet friends or do interesting things • stay at home mom/dad American a parent who stays at home to look after their children instead of working outside the home …   English dictionary

  • stay-at-home — /ˈsteɪ ət hoʊm/ (say stay uht hohm) adjective 1. unadventurous; not inclined to travel. –noun 2. a stay at home person …   Australian English dictionary

  • stay-at-home — adj. Stay at home is used with these nouns: ↑mother, ↑mum, ↑parent …   Collocations dictionary

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