family man


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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The film debuted on July 15, 1994, and featured Schwarzenegger as Harry Tasker, a normal family man who lives a double life as a government spy. Rachel Yang,, "True Lies costars Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger reunite 'for the first time'," 29 July 2019 None of us probably would have ever guessed that the guy throwing punches and wearing puka shells for fashion would one day grow up and become a family man, but that’s the story behind Dohring and his wife Lauren Kutner, who’s a painter. Rachel Paige,, "Fun Fact: Jason Dohring Was Married Before Veronica Mars Ever Made Logan A Thing," 25 July 2019 Still, Lozano was known as a family man who passed on his work ethic to his children and grandchildren. Los Angeles Times, "Henry Lozano, who engineered the political careers of emerging Latino leaders, dies," 18 July 2019 Richard was a lover of nature, history, and exercise, but most of all he will be remembered as a family man who especially enjoyed spending time with his wife and daughter., "Richard C. Hodyl," 13 July 2019 Quarles was a loving friend and family man, said Alicia Jenks, who described him as the kind of friend who would help whenever life was difficult. Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, "Man turns himself in after fatal St. Paul shooting as 39-year-old dad is mourned," 1 July 2019 Legendary car dealer and family man Ernest McCarty died Sunday night. Hailey Auglair |,, "Legendary car dealer Ernest McCarty dies at 84," 25 June 2019 There is a stunning long sequence in Episode 4 that takes place at the town carnival, featuring Rue, Jules, and a closeted family man whom Jules has met on Grindr. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "“Euphoria” and the Flawed Art of Gen Z Prophesying," 16 June 2019 Death of a Salesman Rob Morrow stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama about a family man struggling for success and respect. Matt Cooper,, "SoCal theater listings, June 16-23: ‘Anne, A New Play,’ ‘Death of a Salesman’ and more," 14 June 2019

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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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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