Breadwinner meaning

brĕdwĭnər
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One whose earnings are the primary source of support for one's dependents.
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A working person whose earnings support his or her dependents.
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The breadwinner is defined as someone who earns money to support a family.

The working single mother is an example of the breadwinner.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
breadwinner
Plural:
breadwinners

Origin of breadwinner

  • From bread +‎ winner, where to win = to earn. Compare West Frisian breawinning (“livelihood”, literally “bread-winning”).

    From Wiktionary