breadwinner

[ bred-win-er ]
/ ˈbrɛdˌwɪn ər /

noun

a person who earns a livelihood, especially one who also supports dependents.

Origin of breadwinner

First recorded in 1810–20; bread + winner

OTHER WORDS FROM breadwinner

bread·win·ning, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bread-winning

breadwinner
/ (ˈbrɛdˌwɪnə) /

noun

a person supporting a family with his or her earnings

Derived forms of breadwinner

breadwinning, noun, adjective
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