- not inclined to travel or seek diversions or pastimes outside one's residence, area, or country.
- of or relating to time spent at home: a stay-at-home evening.
- a person who stays at home a good deal; a person not inclined to travel; homebody.
Origin of stay-at-home
First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for stay-at-home
Over Skype, wearing a blue button-down and Apple earbuds, he looks like any other stay-at-home dad in North Scottsdale.My $295 Skype Exorcism
February 6, 2014
Or what if she is planning to adopt but her husband will be a stay-at-home dad?Are Anti-Discrimination Laws Working Against Millennial Women?
January 13, 2014
He said: “The people did not respond to the stay-at-home to the extent to which we expected them to do.”
As blacks were forbidden to strike it was called a "stay-at-home" but the cosmetic phrase did not hide the illegality.
And in the 2010 comedy Grown Ups, Chris Rock plays a stay-at-home father who is mercilessly emasculated by his own mother-in-law.Pop Culture’s House Husbands Lag Behind the Reality in American Homes
June 18, 2013
We are quite different from what you stay-at-home women fancy.The Gorgeous Girl
Old age and invalidism had made the restless man a stay-at-home.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
It is we stay-at-home British birds that really keep the insects down."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"
Until he went to Tilliedrum Jamie had been more a stay-at-home boy than most.A Window in Thrums
J. M. Barrie
You are the most stay-at-home person by way of a gentleman that I ever heard of.An Old Man's Love
- (of a person) enjoying a quiet, settled, and unadventurous use of leisure
- a stay-at-home person
- a person who does not bother to vote in a political election
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