Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


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

a person supporting a family with his or her earnings


Read Also:

  • Bread-and-butter-letter

    A thank-you letter from guest to host. For example, Mother always had to remind the children to send Grandma a bread-and-butter note. [ c. 1900 ] Historical Examples Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson The Secret of a Happy Home (1896) Marion Harland

  • Bread-basket

    a basket or similar container for bread or rolls. an agricultural area that provides large amounts of food, especially grain, to other areas. Slang. a person’s stomach or abdomen. of, relating to, or characteristic of a geographical breadbasket: Iowa is a breadbasket state. Historical Examples The Robbers Friedrich Schiller Trafalgar Benito Prez Galds Jiglets Walter […]

  • Bread-winning

    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 […]

  • Breadcrumbs

    a crumb of bread, either dried or soft. Contemporary Examples Become a Fried Seafood Believer at South Beach Market Jane & Michael Stern April 19, 2014 Foods That We Love But Shouldn’t Lydia Brownlow July 14, 2011 Perfect Valentine’s Day Feast Lydia Brownlow February 12, 2012 Historical Examples Twenty-four Little French Dinners and How to […]

Disclaimer: Breadwinner definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.