Meaning of “stay-at-home” in the English Dictionary

"stay-at-home" in British English

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stay-at-homenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪ.ətˌhəʊm/ us /ˈsteɪ.ətˌhoʊm/ informal disapproving


uk /ˈsteɪ.ətˌhəʊm/ us /-ˌhoʊm/

A stay-at-home parent is a parent who stays at home to take care of their children rather than going out to work.

(Definition of “stay-at-home” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stay-at-home" in Business English

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stay-at-homeadjective [ before noun ]

uk us

a stay-at-home parent takes care of their home and children rather than going out to work:

stay-at-home mum/mom/dad She is a veterinary technician who recently became a stay-at-home mom.
stay-at-home mother/father/parent

(Definition of “stay-at-home” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)