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noun as in wage earner

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Being dependent on male breadwinners is an important barrier in taking legal action.

As primary breadwinners and spenders, their financial health is crucial to the overall economy.

From Digiday

The sociologist Robert Brannon measured seven factors in his 1984 “Masculinity Scale” study including items like “toughness,” “being the breadwinner” and “concealing emotions.”

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At a time when there was no federal or state safety net, charitable organizations sprang into action to provide resources for families who had lost their breadwinners, or to take in the countless children left orphaned by the disease.

There’s fierce pressure economically, to provide for one’s family, and socially, to conform with the expectation that men be hardworking and persistent breadwinners.

Injuring the family breadwinner is the same as injuring yourself.

Locking up the primary breadwinner can push a family from working-class to impoverished.

Even though my dad was the breadwinner, he always had this joke that he changed my diaper once, so she had a lot on her plate.

Four years ago, Omar became the primary breadwinner for his eight member family after his father passed away.

Last month, a Pew study showed that 40 percent of U.S. households now have a woman as the leading breadwinner.

There are many thousands of families in which the breadwinner does not earn more than ten dollars a week at best.

There was a great contrast between the genius and the breadwinner, the half-beast of burden.

The man was not above playing the spy, and he had of course a jealous interest in the fate of that chief breadwinner—his daughter.

Surely he is a stern moralist who would deny this satisfaction to the breadwinner of a family.

But she was not educated, and she was the chief breadwinner of the family, and her mother leant upon her so much.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to breadwinner, such as: jobholder, laborer, provider, worker, income producer, and meal ticket.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.