family man


: a man with a spouse and child or children dependent on him
especially : a man devoted to his family

Examples of family man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But when a series of accidents and the vanishing of family man Owen Slader mysteriously take place on the same date — Feb. 2, 2019 — Beth has to clean up her act. Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 In the darkly funny and often tragic movie, Nicolas Cage plays Paul Matthews, an unremarkable professor and family man who achieves sudden fame in the most unique way. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 10 Nov. 2023 All the Sexiest Man Alive Covers Other passions include being a family man to wife Jillian, 57, a makeup artist and founder of her own clean beauty line, and their kids Talula, 21, and 16-year-old twins Sullivan and Darby, as well as honing his penchant for race-car driving. Julie Jordan, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 The proprietor of a trendy chocolate-and-coffee shop in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, Parthiban is a pacifist family man who spends his spare time saving wild animals. Peter Debruge, Variety, 24 Oct. 2023 Despite his outsize career, Ms. O’Shaughnessy said, Mr. Chiarello was a family man at heart who wanted to keep his family’s stories alive. Kim Severson, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023 While his are some of the most impressive stats in the league, Curry has also made headlines as a family man. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Cage is currently promoting his upcoming film, Dream Scenario, about a family man who finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2023 The series begins in 1986 with Bomer’s Hawkins Fuller, introduced as an aging family man, finding out that Bailey’s Tim Laughlin has been hospitalized in San Francisco. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of family man was in 1753

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Cite this Entry

“Family man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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