housemother

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noun house·moth·er \ˈhau̇s-ˌmə-thər\

Definition of housemother

  1. :  a woman acting as hostess, chaperone, and often housekeeper in a group residence

1882

First Known Use of housemother

1882


HOUSEMOTHER Defined for Kids

housemother

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noun house·moth·er \ˈhau̇s-ˌmə-thər\

Definition of housemother for Students

  1. :  a woman who acts as hostess, supervisor, and often housekeeper in a residence for young people

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