house parent


[hous-pair-uhnt, -par-]
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.
a housemother or housefather.

1950–55; house + parent Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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