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 Both Blair and Reginald’s mom, Christine Cook, said Reginald was a homebody and a family man. Carol Robinson |, al, "’I can’t even wrap my mind around this’: Family mourns man killed in Homewood industrial accident," 28 June 2020 Though the charming Roque is much flashier than family man Gonzalez, the pair become friends, both working with the anti-Castro Cuban exile organization Brothers to the Rescue — and maybe, too, on some murkier projects. Mary Sollosi,, "Netflix's star-studded Wasp Network has style, but no emotional sting: Review," 19 June 2020 The desperate need to be a cool dad results in awkward comments, odd magic tricks and dumb stunts that lead to personal embarrassment and occasional injury to this well-meaning but often unaware family man. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "Ranked: TV's cringeworthy all-stars of embarrassment, from Larry David to Lil Dicky's 'Dave'," 20 Mar. 2020 The long-time East Bay resident was a big Oakland Raiders fan and family man. Alejandro Serrano,, "BART stabbing: Suspect walked away from hospital before attack, victim mourned," 20 Nov. 2019 As a person, and a family man, there should be only, in my view, admiration. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: Matthew Stafford's family crisis puts football in perspective," 8 Sep. 2019 By all accounts, Robson was not just a remarkably talented motivator and coach, but also a thoroughly caring and genuine family man who carved out a remarkable career in the game - leaving an everlasting legacy., "Sir Bobby Robson: 6 of His Best Moments During a Truly Magnificent Managerial Career," 31 July 2019 Roddie is a family man, NASCAR fan, and enjoys rock and roll. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Ahmaud Arbery video: Legal experts explain how key frames may be used in murder trial," 13 May 2020 Jeff Bagby, 60, was a math whiz, family man and legend in the world of DIY loudspeaker building. Washington Post, "This is how they lived — and what was lost when they died.," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of family man

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Family man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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