Breadwinner



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

Wisconsin’s Repeal of Equal Pay Rights Adds to Battles for Women Michelle Goldberg April 6, 2012
The Power Mom Backlash Danielle Friedman December 5, 2010
Pew Study Shows Women Leading Breadwinners in 40 Percent of Households CNBC May 28, 2013
The Power Mom Backlash Danielle Friedman December 5, 2010
Patricia Arquette Uncut: Drunken Mischief with Johnny Depp, ‘True Romance’ Crush, and ‘Boyhood’ Marlow Stern July 15, 2014

Historical Examples

The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
The Harbor Ernest Poole
The Spell of Belgium Isabel Anderson
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various
We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18) Friedrich Nietzsche

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a person supporting a family with his or her earnings
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