head of the household

noun phrase

: the person in the house who is responsible for making decisions and earning money

Examples of head of the household in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a section on obeying the head of the household, Pettitt set out her position clearly. Sophie Elmhirst, The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2024 The application and benefits information is only shown to the head of the household on the account and requires proof of identity. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 27 Mar. 2024 There are three different public housing waitlists: conventional public housing in which the head of the household is aged 18 or older, senior housing designated for those who are 62 or older and mixed-population housing designed for elderly or non-elderly families facing disabilities. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 14 Aug. 2023 The curfew, officials explained, lasts six hours, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., and the head of the household has to wear a GPS monitor. Hamed Aleaziz, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 Kamali recalled her mother being an activist, describing her as a deeply maternal parent who acted as the head of the household. Sydney Carruth, AZCentral.com, 2 July 2023

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“Head of the household.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20of%20the%20household. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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