Definition of househusband in US English:



  • A man who lives with a partner and carries out household duties traditionally done by a housewife rather than working outside the home.

    • ‘I'm sure you could work around your duties as a house husband.’
    • ‘When Marnie feels stronger, I'd like to be her house husband so she can work.’
    • ‘My son is now a house husband and part-time senior cardiograph technician working between two hospitals looking after two children.’
    • ‘However, Curly must have feared he'd turned into a dead end when he gave up his job as manager at a supermarket to become a house husband, looking after baby Ben.’
    • ‘I'm more like a house husband with a well paid hobby.’
    • ‘A house husband got more than he bargained for when he decided to have his ponytail chopped off for charity.’
    • ‘I wonder if IT support men really are house husbands who work from home?’
    • ‘Had we claimed Jonathan to be a house husband or something, then my cover letter would have been fine to show we were financially capable of leasing.’
    • ‘Its effects and products touch the statesman and the soldier, the house husband and the grocer.’
    • ‘You often describe your house husband days as dreary and full of angst.’
    • ‘Is he on a different shift, is he a house husband?’
    • ‘I became a house husband, actually, for a little while.’
    • ‘‘There was no way, however, that I was turning into a house husband,’ he said.’
    • ‘However I've been a house husband since 1988 at home with the kids, and I'm here virtually 20 hours a day.’
    • ‘The second mistake is insuring the family's breadwinner and forgetting to insure a non-working partner, such as a housewife or house husband.’
    • ‘Marnie hesitated for a half second too long, looking at the man who'd designated himself as her house husband.’
    • ‘But the 38-year-old house husband proved he has an eye for a bargain by claiming a basketful of prizes worth thousands of pounds.’
    • ‘I became the house husband, and got quite good at cooking gourmet meals in our very nicely equipped kitchen.’
    • ‘Women achievers, however, find it difficult to find men willing to sacrifice their careers to become house husbands.’
    • ‘He's not a house husband, although he has a separate detached office on our property where he does his work and his painting.’