house·​par·​ent ˈhau̇s-ˌper-ənt How to pronounce houseparent (audio)
: an adult in charge of a dormitory, hall, hostel, or group residence

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of houseparent was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Houseparent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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