breadwinning

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bread +‎ winning. Compare West Frisian breawinning (livelihood), Dutch broodwinning (profession).

Noun[edit]

breadwinning (uncountable)

  1. The earning of a household's primary income.
    • 2007, Angela Hattery, Earl Smith, African American families (page 104)
      And the key issues that both batterers and battered women identify as triggers to battering are men's successes in breadwinning and the bedroom – the two Bs.

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