One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attributive Designating a business venture, especially a small shop, of a type often run by a married couple. Later also: denoting any pastime, activity, etc., typically associated with or regarded as appealing to married couples; specifically designating or relating to an investment opportunity designed for small-scale investors.
1960s; earliest use found in The Courier-Mail. From mum + and + dad.
mum and dad/ˌmʌm ən ˈdad/
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