breadwinner

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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

breadwinner ‎(plural breadwinners)

  1. The primary income-earner in a household

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