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stay-at-home

[stey-uh t-hohm] /ˈsteɪ ətˌhoʊm/
adjective
1.
not inclined to travel or seek diversions or pastimes outside one's residence, area, or country.
2.
of or pertaining to time spent at home:
a stay-at-home evening.
noun
3.
a person who stays at home a good deal; a person not inclined to travel; homebody.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10
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Examples for stay-at-home
  • There are three times as many stay-at-home fathers as there were a decade ago.
  • Cats and dogs running around at night get eaten by coyotes whereas the stay-at-home types never do.
  • Families with a stay-at-home mom or an unemployed parent are far more likely to prepare healthy from-scratch meals.
  • Patty, who was a stay-at-home mom and wasn't earning money, was blindsided.
  • As a form of cheap, stay-at-home entertainment, gaming is one of the few industries to have done well during the recession.
  • Retirees and stay-at-home moms and dads are ready to work.
  • In addition, preliminary data suggest that the number of stay-at-home mothers in certain demographic groups may be increasing.
British Dictionary definitions for stay-at-home

stay-at-home

adjective
1.
(of a person) enjoying a quiet, settled, and unadventurous use of leisure
noun
2.
a stay-at-home person
3.
a person who does not bother to vote in a political election
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