family man


Definition of 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 Paul Delacruz Megia — one of nine Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority workers who was fatally shot by another VTA worker this week — was remembered Friday evening as a loving family man whose last act may have been to save his coworkers. Lauren Hernández, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 2021 In Depression-era dustbowl Texas, a family man (Finn Cole) learns of a bank robbery in a neighboring town in which five people were killed. Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2021 Pedro’s son, Pedro Quiroz, said his father was a family man who liked to walk and used to play baseball. Maria Perez,, 20 May 2021 He has been described as a dedicated officer, a Star Wars fanatic and, most of all, a family man who loved and was loved by his children. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2021 Cronin is Ben Howland with a better personality, a Midwestern family man who was cheered on in the stands by his father, daughter and also-hairless brother. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2021 For Proust, there was no hypocrisy in the exquisite aesthete who wants to be roughed up or even in that of the family man who achieves climax by cursing his family (a specific case known to him). Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 In 2005, Dennis Rader, the churchgoing family man accused of leading a double life as the BTK serial killer, was charged in Wichita, Kan., with 10 counts of first-degree murder., 1 Mar. 2021 Instead, Woods went to work reframing his public appeal, presenting himself as both the ultimate competitor and personable family man. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of family man

1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of family man was in 1753

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9 Jun 2021

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“Family man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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