Definition of Breadwinner

1. Noun. One whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents.

Generic synonyms: Earner, Wage Earner



Definition of Breadwinner

1. n. The member of a family whose labor supplies the food of the family; one who works for his living.

Definition of Breadwinner

1. Noun. The primary income-earner in a household ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Breadwinner

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breadwinner

breadstick
breadsticks
breadstuff
breadstuffs
breadth
breadth-first search
breadth index
breadthen
breadthened
breadthening
breadthens
breadthless
breadths
breadthways
breadthwise
breadwinner (current term)
breadwinners
breadwinning
breadwinnings
bready
break
break-axe
break-building
break-bulk
break-circuit
break-dance
break-even
break-even point
break-even points
break-evens

Literary usage of Breadwinner

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1. Jewish Philanthropy: An Exposition of Principles and Methods of Jewish by Boris David Bogen (1917)
"Inefficiency of the breadwinner In the majority of cases, inefficiency of the breadwinner is due to the lack of training. It is natural that the immigrants ..."

2. Friendly Visiting Among the Poor: A Handbook for Charity Workers by Mary Ellen Richmond (1903)
"... III THE breadwinner AT HOME WE have considered the breadwinner as worker, neighbor, and citizen; we now turn to the breadwinner as husband and father. ..."

3. The Circle: A Comedy in Three Acts by William Somerset Maugham (1921)
"Among the Authors and their Plays which it includes are: W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM THE CIRCLE THE breadwinner THE UNATTAINABLE LOUIS N. PARKER DISRAELI ..."

4. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1884)
"... and have to go there to press her claims, while the husband, who is the breadwinner and has to keep the pot boiling, has to look after the children. ..."

5. Woman Under Socialism by August Bebel (1904)
"WOMAN'S POSITION AS A breadwinner; HEB INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; DARWINISM AND THE CONDITION OF SOCIETY. The endeavor of woman to secure economic self-support ..."

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