Meaning of “family man” in the English Dictionary

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"family man" in British English

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family mannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfæm.əl.i ˌmæn/ us /ˈfæm.əl.i ˌmæn/

Examples from literature

  • From that time, Harvey, with judicious encouragement over a few hard spots, has become a good family man and a regular provider. 
  • He suffered many hardships in his youth, and grew up a quiet, industrious, family man. 
  • He was a family man, with a stout wife and married son. 
  • Here, for instance, is an obnoxious candidate who is a quiet, respectable, honest, church-going family man. 
  • They built themselves houses with wooden frames, covered with reeds and rushes, learned to converse in the native language, and became family men. 

(Definition of “family man” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)