breadwinner

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noun bread·win·ner \ˈbred-ˌwi-nər\

Definition of breadwinner

  1. 1 :  a means (as a tool or craft) of livelihood

  2. 2 :  a member of a family whose wages supply its livelihood

breadwinning

play \-ˌwi-niŋ\ noun

1720

First Known Use of breadwinner

1720


BREADWINNER Defined for English Language Learners

breadwinner

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noun bread·win·ner \ˈbred-ˌwi-nər\

Definition of breadwinner for English Language Learners

  • : a person who earns money to support a family



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