Definition of House husband

1. Noun. A husband who keeps house while his wife earns the family income.

Exact synonyms: Househusband
Generic synonyms: Hubby, Husband, Married Man

Definition of House husband

1. Noun. A husband who remains in the homestead as housekeeper, as opposed to a housewife. ¹

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house of God
house of accommodation

Literary usage of House husband

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

1. Standard Encyclopædia of Procedure by Edward William Tuttle, Edward E. Burns, James De Witt Andrews, Edgar Whittlesey Camp (1914)
"See DISORDERLY HOUSE. HUSBAND AND WIFE. 1 Declarations, 588 A. By Husband and Wife for Work Done by Wife Before Marriage, 588 B. Against Husband and Wife ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1889)
"... house ; husband and wife sit down at opposite ends of a table, and argue out the situation in a dialogue which covers sixteen pages, and Nora dashes out ..."

3. Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden by Samuel Jones Tilden (1908)
"... Superintendent Warehouses Custom House Republican Manager and Tax Collector, Madison Inspector Custom house husband to Mrs. Jenks, who swore for John ..."

4. A Tibetan-English dictionary, with Sanskrit synonyms by Sarat Chandra Das (1902)
"... a master of the house ; husband ; owner of a house ; a citizen . Very freq. in the older writings ..."

5. Heroines of Methodism; Or, Pen and Ink Sketches of the Mothers and Daughters by George Coles (1857)
"... only at the risk of my soul's everlasting welfare; and to leave my children, house, husband, and all earthly prospects, was most severely trying. ..."

6. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"... their Servant Room in a Private House. HUSBAND, alone. Husband. I am a resident in the suburbs of the metropolis. On the occasion of a recent journey ..."

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