[ hous-hohl-der, -ohl- ]
See synonyms for householder on
  1. a person who holds title to or occupies a house.

  2. the head of a family.

Origin of householder

First recorded in 1350–1400, householder is from the Middle English word housholdere.See house, holder

Other words from householder

  • house·hold·er·ship, noun
  • non·house·hold·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use householder in a sentence

  • Behind the classical grandeur were a host of problems familiar to householders then and now, great and small.

    Best of Brit Lit | Peter Stothard | June 18, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • On the line taken by the troops many native householders hoisted white flags to indicate their peaceful intentions.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • But the exclusive privileges might be exceedingly harmful if the main body of householders were not members of the Merchant Gild.

  • He further proposed to extend the franchise to copyholders, and in towns to householders.

  • I have as little knowledge of any householders here, as I have intention of fighting a duel with anybody.'

    The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens
  • But the householders of Madeira Place do not absent themselves, even in summer; they could hardly get much nearer to the sea.

    In Madeira Place | Heman White Chaplin

British Dictionary definitions for householder


/ (ˈhaʊsˌhəʊldə) /

  1. a person who owns or rents a house

Derived forms of householder

  • householdership, noun

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