SAHM

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Acronym of stay-at-home mom/mother.

Noun[edit]

SAHM (plural SAHMs)

  1. A stay-at-home mom.
    • 2005, Meredith Efken, SAHM I Am, Steeple Hill Books (2005), ISBN 9780373785513, page 83:
      I've been thinking recently about the importance of taking my job as a SAHM seriously.
    • 2009, Laura Schlessinger, In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms, Harper (2010), ISBN 9780061690303, page 45:
      I took our son everywhere with me, and frankly, that is one of the best parts of being a SAHM: when you have your child with you and you're both involved in some outside activities, you not only have more bonding time, but your child is exposed to a wide range of real-world activities and people []
    • 2011, Samantha Parent Walravens, Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood, Coffeetown Press (2011), ISBN 9781603810975, page 196:
      In the most radical cases, a SAHM might suffer from all these maladies at once, and her life becomes a Sisyphean struggle to maintain body, home, children and community work, according to unimpeachable standards.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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