housemother

[hous-muhth-er]
noun
a woman in charge of a residence, especially for children, students, or young women, who acts as hostess, chaperon, and occasionally as housekeeper.

Origin:
1830–40; house + mother1

housemotherly, adjective
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housefather (ˈhaʊsˌfɑːðə)
 
n
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
 
'housemother
 
fem n

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