broken home

[ broh-kuhn hohm ]


  1. a family in which one parent is absent, usually due to divorce or desertion:

    children from broken homes.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of broken home1

First recorded in 1840–50

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Example Sentences

Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a broken home in the rough Dorchester section of Boston.

Charlotte Fryett came from a broken home in a depressed inner-city quarter of southeast London.

But I never really thought about the connection between fusion and broken home.

Jennifer, after all, was the product of a broken home, her parents having divorced when she was 2.

The pot goeth so long to the water til at length it commeth broken home.

She knew only that Snyder was divorced—a child, a broken home.

It seemed that there was but one person to stand between the children and a broken home, and that person was himself.

It would be a terrible crime to unite a husband and wife and fix up a broken home!

The broken home, the broken hearts and here now, his dying boy.





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