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

The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2 Edward Tyas Cook
Epistle Sermons, Vol. III Martin Luther
From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
A Man’s Value to Society Newell Dwight Hillis
Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
Stories by American Authors, Volume 8 Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, November 19, 1887 Various
V. V.’s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison

a person supporting a family with his or her earnings


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