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housefather

[hous-fah-th er] /ˈhaʊsˌfɑ ðər/
noun
1.
a man responsible for a group of young people, as students, living in a dormitory, hostel, etc.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; house + father; compare Latin paterfamilias
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British Dictionary definitions for house father

housefather

/ˈhaʊsˌfɑːðə/
noun
1.
a man in charge of the welfare of a particular group of children in an institution such as a children's home or approved school
Derived Forms
housemother, noun:feminine
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