housefather

noun
house·​fa·​ther | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌfä-t͟hər How to pronounce housefather (audio) \

Definition of housefather

: a man in charge of a dormitory, hall, or hostel

Examples of housefather in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dasani’s housefather, Jason McQuiddy, who walks up the hill to where the bus is parked. New York Times, 28 Sep. 2021 Soon café-society photographer Patrick McMullan emerged as the town house’s unofficial housefather. Bryan Burrough, The Hive, 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of housefather

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Housefather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housefather. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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