family man

noun

Definition of family man 

: a man with a wife and children dependent on him especially : a man devoted to his family

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On the day America celebrated King, whose fight for people of all colors and economic levels got him killed, Donald Trump kicked a family man out of his country to prove a point. Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press, "Rochelle Riley: Jorge Garcia, model husband and dad, wasn't deported; he was sentenced," 16 Jan. 2018 Regan, after all, was a churchgoing family man and a devoted father to his three sons. Ruth Padawer, New York Times, "Should Statutes of Limitations for Rape Be Abolished?," 19 June 2018 By Robert Kurson A true story about a man, blinded at age 2, who grows up to become an accomplished entrepreneur, skier, and family man. Sarah Mupo, STAT, "The 39 best health and science books to read this summer," 25 June 2018 Our Dad was a quiet, kind, and diplomatic family man. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 4/1," 1 Apr. 2018 Hernando was an avid golfer, voracious reader, and a fiercely supportive family man. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/15," 15 Mar. 2018 Despite his every effort to embody the devoted family man and not turn out like his drunken father, Jack's relationship with alcohol is unfortunately quite similar to his father's. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Season 2, Episode 2: Jack Still Has His Secrets," 4 Oct. 2017 Jerry was a vibrant family man who loved traveling the world. Laurie Eynon, ajc, "Personal Journeys: 100 places to scatter his ashes," 1 June 2018 Hundreds of police officers, family and friends attended a wake and funeral for Miller in early April, where Miller was remembered as a family man and a Marine Corps veteran with a strong work ethic. Shawn R. Beals, courant.com, "Trooper Kevin Miller Among Three Fallen Officers Added To State Police Memorial," 24 May 2018

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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family man

noun

English Language Learners Definition of family man

: a man who has a wife and children; especially : a man who enjoys spending a lot of time with his wife and children

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