houseparent

houseparent

[hous-pair-uhnt, -par-]
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:
1950–55; house + parent

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