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A person who earns money to support their family, typically the sole one.‘when Roland's grant ran out, Val became the breadwinner’
employee, member of staff, working man, working woman, workman, labourer, hand, operative, operatorView synonyms
- ‘Women in many families have become the breadwinners, taking low-paying jobs as maids or at the country's new textile factories.’
- ‘Many could not afford to be made redundant as some had just taken out new mortgages, were the sole breadwinners, or had school-aged children to support.’
- ‘In short, the habitat is conserved, repaired and preserved - and it ensues while providing full and honourable employment for the breadwinners of eight families.’
- ‘He added that all the accused were married, had children and were the sole breadwinners of their families.’
- ‘If something bad had happened to my father I would be the sole breadwinner for the family.’
- ‘The men of the family were the sole breadwinners as women were barred from working.’
- ‘Her boss often harassed her and was aware that, as the sole breadwinner of her four-member family, she was unlikely to protest.’
- ‘Traditionally, we have based our support for families around the male breadwinner model.’
- ‘These people were honest workers and breadwinners for their families.’
- ‘She was the sole breadwinner in the family and it was a tough call.’
- ‘This is because those in prison and under trial prisoners are often the sole breadwinners of the family.’
- ‘In Qadasiyah province, 35% of children working on the streets were their family's sole breadwinners.’
- ‘On top of this, women are burdened by suddenly being forced to be the sole breadwinners for their families.’
- ‘Our culture no longer values the household supported by a sole breadwinner.’
- ‘During the first half of the 1950s, close to three million working-class families were without male breadwinners, and one out of every three households was supported solely by a woman.’
- ‘Very often these women workers are the sole breadwinners.’
- ‘He was the sole breadwinner for his family, especially since both of his parents died several years ago.’
- ‘Aged parents, impoverished families without breadwinners, and young children to support were crucial issues.’
- ‘Doctors give priority to breadwinners for families.’
- ‘I also employ about half-a-dozen workers, some of whom are the sole breadwinners of their families.’
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