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houseparent

[hous-pair-uh nt, -par-] /ˈhaʊsˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-/
noun
1.
one of a married couple responsible for a group of young people, as students, living in a dormitory, hostel, etc., sometimes acting solely as an advisor, but often serving as host or hostess, chaperon, housekeeper, etc.
2.
a housemother or housefather.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; house + parent
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