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breadwinner

[bred-win-er] /ˈbrɛdˌwɪn ər/
noun
1.
a person who earns a livelihood, especially one who also supports dependents.
Origin of breadwinner
1810-1820
1810-20; bread + winner
Related forms
breadwinning, noun, adjective
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breadwinner

/ˈbrɛdˌwɪnə/
noun
1.
a person supporting a family with his or her earnings
Derived Forms
breadwinning, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for breadwinner
n.

also bread-winner, "one who supplies a living for others, especially a family," 1821, from the noun bread (probably in a literal sense) + winner, from win (v.) in its sense of "struggle for, work at." Attested slightly earlier (1818) in sense "skill or art by which one makes a living." Not too far removed from the image at the root of lord (n.).

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