houseparent

noun
house·​par·​ent | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌper-ənt How to pronounce houseparent (audio) \

Definition of houseparent

: an adult in charge of a dormitory, hall, hostel, or group residence

First Known Use of houseparent

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Houseparent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/houseparent. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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