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"stay-at-home" in British English

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stay-at-homenoun [C]

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

stay-at-homeadjective

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 Learners 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)
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