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.
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How to use stay-at-home in a sentence
At first, she seemed content to be an overachieving stay-at-home mom.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson | Brandy Zadrozny | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Only 42 of these women had planned on being stay-at-home mothers in the first place.Don’t Be Fooled by Apple and Facebook, Egg Freezing Is Not a Benefit | Samantha Allen | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I never had to go through the should-I-stay-at-home conversation.The NYT’s Game of Thrones: How the Top Journalism Job Was Dangled at Guardian Editor | Lloyd Grove | May 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Over Skype, wearing a blue button-down and Apple earbuds, he looks like any other stay-at-home dad in North Scottsdale.
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? | Keli Goff | January 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Doesn't it spur you on to feel how much we have to learn and how ignorant we are in our stay-at-home villages?Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
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 | Anthony Trollope
But in stay-at-home families, though the evenings are pleasant, I think they are seldom ideal.Girls and Women | Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
A penny a day does not seem such an insufficient minimum wage to a traveler, as it does to a stay-at-home person.Humanly Speaking | Samuel McChord Crothers
British Dictionary definitions for stay-at-home
(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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