family man


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family man

n.
A man devoted to his family.

family man

n
a man who has a partner and children, esp one who is devoted to his family

fam′ily man`


n.
1. a man who has a wife and one or more children.
2. a man devoted to his family and home.
[1780–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.family man - a man whose family is of major importance in his lifefamily man - a man whose family is of major importance in his life
hubby, husband, married man - a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
Translations

family man

nuomo amante della famiglia, padre m di famiglia
References in classic literature ?
From the time that Pierre began life as a family man on a footing entailing heavy expenditure, he had noticed to his surprise that he spent only half as much as before, and that his affairs- which had been in disorder of late, chiefly because of his first wife's debts- had begun to improve.
You see, Trent," he went on, "you're not a family man, are you?
I don't want money mythelf, Thquire; but Childerth ith a family man, and if you wath to like to offer him a five-pound note, it mightn't be unactheptable.
An' as for the rector's company, it's well known as that's welcome t' all the parish wherever he may be; an' I hope, an' we all hope, as he'll live to see us old folks, an' our children grown to men an' women an' Your Honour a family man.
Witnessing these things, the collegians would express an opinion that the turnkey, who was a bachelor, had been cut out by nature for a family man.
Your exclamation proves the generous sympathy of your nature, prince; for four hundred roubles--to a struggling family man like myself--is no small matter
I know nothing about the feelings of parents," said the Water- rat; "I am not a family man.
I walked across the Plains with an ox-team and fit Injuns in '51, and I was a family man then with seven youngsters.
Now, you see, that makes his good lady very uneasy in her mind, and me too, for whereas I'm a harurn-scarum sort of a good-for-nought that more kicks than halfpence come natural to, why he's a steady family man, don't you see?
From these general signs you will readily discern a family man, harassed by vexations in his own household, worried by annoyances at the ministry, yet philosopher enough to take life as he found it; an honest man, loving his country and serving it, not concealing from himself the obstacles in the way of those who seek to do right; prudent, because he knew men; exquisitely courteous with women, of whom he asked nothing,--a man full of acquirements, affable with his inferiors, holding his equals at great distance, and dignified towards his superiors.
He was a real family man who regularly enjoyed time with his grandchildren.