Meaning of “breadwinner” in the English Dictionary

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(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 family needs to live on:

She’s always been the breadwinner for her family.

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"breadwinner" in Business English

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breadwinnernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbredˌwɪnər/ us

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.

(Definition of “breadwinner” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)