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breadwinner

noun bread·win·ner \ˈbred-ˌwi-nər\

: a person who earns money to support a family

Full Definition of BREADWINNER

1
:  a means (as a tool or craft) of livelihood
2
:  a member of a family whose wages supply its livelihood
bread·win·ning \-ˌwi-niŋ\ noun

First Known Use of BREADWINNER

1771

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