Definition of Head of household

1. Noun. The head of a household or family or tribe.

Generic synonyms: Chief, Head, Top Dog
Specialized synonyms: Materfamilias, Matriarch, Paterfamilias, Patriarch

Definition of Head of household

1. Noun. The person responsible for governing a group that lives together, such as a family. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head Of Household

head line
head linesman
head louse
head man
head mans
head men
head mirror
head movements
head nurse
head of epididymis
head of femur
head of fibula
head of government
head of hair
head of household (current term)
head of humerus
head of malleus
head of mandible
head of metacarpal bone
head of metatarsal bone
head of pancreas
head of phalanx
head of radius
head of rib
head of stapes
head of state
head of steam
head of talus

Literary usage of Head of household

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Adoption of Hybrid Maize in Zambia: Effects on Gender Roles, Food by Shubh K. Kumar (1994)
"... Head of Household Less than 1 1-2 2-3 3-5 More than 5 Percent of Sample House- ... age of head of household (younger households were more likely to be ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1836)
"For instance, his first entry under the head of ' household payments,' is ' payment of 10 marks to the nurse of Thomas de ..."

3. Infant Mortality: Results of a Field Study in Waterbury, Conn., Based on by United States Children's Bureau, Estelle Belle Hunter, United States, Children's Bureau (1918)
"... according to nationality and color of head of household. a Including 11 French Canadian, 5 Russian, 5 German, 3 English, and 1 Swedish. TABLE 44. ..."

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