man of the house

noun phrase

Definition of man of the house

: the chief male in a household

First Known Use of man of the house

1535, in the meaning defined above

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“Man of the house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%20of%20the%20house. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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