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Meaning of “breadwinner” in the English Dictionary

"breadwinner" in British English

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breadwinnernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbredˌwɪn.ər/  us   //
the ​member of a ​family who ​earns the ​money that the ​familyneeds: Men are often ​expected to be the breadwinner in a ​family.
(Definition of breadwinner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breadwinner" in American English

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breadwinnernoun [C]

 us   /ˈbredˌwɪn·ər/
the ​person in a ​family who ​works to ​provide the ​money that the ​familyneeds to ​live on: She’s always been the breadwinner for her ​family.
(Definition of breadwinner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"breadwinner" in Business English

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breadwinnernoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​increasingnumber of ​career women are becoming the main breadwinner while their men ​stay at ​home to ​care for their children.
(Definition of breadwinner from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “breadwinner”
in Chinese (Simplified) 养家糊口的人…
in Turkish evin geçimini sağlayan kimse…
in Russian кормилец…
in Chinese (Traditional) 養家糊口的人…
in Polish żywiciel/ka (rodziny)…
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