AskDefine | Define breadwinner

Dictionary Definition

breadwinner n : one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents

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  1. The primary income-earner in a household

Derived terms


primary income-earner in a household

Extensive Definition

Bread Winner

Breadwinner may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

blue-collar worker, casual, casual laborer, common laborer, day laborer, employee, factory worker, flunky, free lance, free-lancer, full-time worker, hand, industrial worker, jobber, jobholder, laborer, laboring man, menial, migrant, moiler, navvy, office temporary, proletarian, roustabout, salaried worker, self-employed person, servant, stiff, temporary, toiler, wage earner, wage slave, wageworker, worker, workgirl, workhand, working girl, workingman, workingwoman, workman
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