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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Ernest was an independent business owner and incredibly dedicated family man, who coached his children’s baseball and softball teams for many years. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/21," 21 Mar. 2018 Jamie says that her father was an ardent family man, attentive, affectionate, an unending didact who crammed his kids with poetry, music, Hebrew lessons. David Denby, The New Yorker, "Leonard Bernstein Through His Daughter’s Eyes," 16 June 2018 But Henken said having pictures that show him as a family man, a regular Cuban, serve Díaz-Canel politically. Mimi Whitefield And Nora Gámez Torres, miamiherald, "Cuba's first lady is no mystery but you would not know it from coverage in state media," 31 May 2018 Lerouge was a devoted family man who was close to his mother, two brothers, and his own children, his cousin said. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, "Hyde Park neighborhood shaken following fatal shooting," 8 Apr. 2018 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

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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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