housemother

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n housemother a woman employed as a chaperon in a residence for young people
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n housemother The mother of a family; the female head of a household, or of a family community.
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Usage

In literature:

How important is the work of the housemother and homemaker who creates the home!
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
She has mechanical and commercial aids as housemother such as the primitive woman never imagined.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
Snow was the housemother.
"Clematis" by Bertha B. Cobb
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In news:

She was a housemother for New Life Homes in Massillon and a housewife.
Nobuko Sugiura (left) talks with Marilyn Kelly, her housemother and instructor at… (MICHAEL S WIRTZ / Staff…).
Cashew Cake Madame Constance was a housemother of a remote youth hostel on the northeastern shore of the St Lawrence River at Sault-au-Mouton.
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