breadwinner

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EtymologyEdit

From bread +‎ winner, where to win = to earn. Compare West Frisian breawinning (livelihood, literally bread-winning).

NounEdit

breadwinner (plural breadwinners)

  1. The primary income-earner in a household

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Last modified on 26 December 2013, at 00:09