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breadwinner

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbredˌwɪnər/
the member of a family who earns the money that the family needs to live: the main/sole breadwinner He is 34, a father of three, and the sole breadwinner of the family. An increasing number of career women are becoming the main breadwinner while their men stay at home to care for their children.
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