stay-at-home

adjective \ ˈstā-ət-ˈhōm \

Definition of stay-at-home

: remaining in one's residence, locality, or country; especially : remaining at home especially to tend to children and domestic duties while a spouse is at work

stay-at-home

noun

First Known Use of stay-at-home

1806


STAY-AT-HOME Defined for English Language Learners

stay-at-home

adjective

Definition of stay-at-home for English Language Learners

  • : staying at home to take care of a child instead of working somewhere else


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