household god

noun

Definition of household god

1 household gods plural : lares and penates sense 2
2 : a deeply respected or revered person, thing, idea, or custom the Victorian household gods Respectability, Prudery and Humbug squat smugly on their pedestalsNew York Herald Tribune

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First Known Use of household god

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Household god.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/household%20god. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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