Compound of 家 (ie, “home, house, household”) + 持ち (mochi, “having, holding, owning”), the stem noun form of verb 持つ (motsu, “to have, to hold, to own, to possess”).
家持ち (hiragana いえもち, romaji iemochi)
- home ownership
- a homeowner
- the head of a household
- financial housekeeping, household budgeting
- 家持ちより金持ち (iemochi yori kanemochi): "having money instead of having a house" → money is a better asset than a house