- The breadwinner is defined as someone who earns money to support a family.
The working single mother is an example of the breadwinner.
breadwinner definition by Webster's New World
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a working person whose earnings support his or her dependents
breadwinner definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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One whose earnings are the primary source of support for one's dependents.
- bread·winˈning noun
breadwinner - Business Definition
The individual whose income provides the majority of financial support for dependents.