breadwinner

(redirected from The Breadwinner)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial.

bread·win·ner

 (brĕd′wĭn′ər)
n.
One whose earnings are the primary source of support for one's dependents.

bread·win′ning n.

breadwinner

(ˈbrɛdˌwɪnə)
n
a person supporting a family with his or her earnings
ˈbreadˌwinning n, adj

bread•win•ner

(ˈbrɛdˌwɪn ər)

n.
a person who earns a livelihood, esp. one who supports dependents.
[1810–20]
bread′win`ning, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breadwinner - one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents
earner, wage earner - someone who earn wages in return for their labor
Translations
عائل الأسرة
živitel rodiny
familieforsørgerforsørger
kenyérkeresõ
fyrirvinna
živiteľ rodiny
ailenin geçimini sağlayan kişiekmek parası kazanan

breadwinner

[ˈbredˌwɪnəʳ] Nsostén m de la familia

breadwinner

[ˈbrɛdwɪnər] nsoutien m de famille

breadwinner

nErnährer(in) m(f), → Brotverdiener(in) m(f)

breadwinner

[ˈbrɛdˌwɪnəʳ] nchi mantiene la famiglia, chi porta i soldi a casa (fam)

bread

(bred) noun
1. a type of food made of flour or meal baked. bread and butter.
2. one's living. This is how I earn my daily bread.
ˈbreadcrumbs noun plural
very tiny pieces of bread. Dip the fish in egg and breadcrumbs.
ˈbreadwinner noun
a person who earns money to keep a family. When her husband died she had to become the breadwinner.
bread and butter
(a way of earning) one's living. Writing novels is my bread and butter.
on the breadline
with barely enough to live on. The widow and her children are on the breadline.

bread and butter takes a singular verb.
References in classic literature ?
Another era had dawned, new customs, new fashions sprang into life, all as lusty as if they had been born at twenty-one; as quickly as two people may exchange seats, the daughter, till now but a knitter of stockings, became the breadwinner, he who had been the breadwinner sat down to the knitting of stockings: what had been yesterday a nest of weavers was to-day a town of girls.
I am only the breadwinner, why should I be coddled--why, why, why
The Kilkenny-based studio are hoping it'll be third time lucky as their latest offering The Breadwinner is up for an Oscar was also recently nominated for a Golden Globe.
Parvana is shown hiding her female identity and disguising as a boy to become the breadwinner of the family.
He doesn't want people to know that I am the breadwinner.
Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.
Female breadwinner households are more than twice as likely to have taken out a payday loan in the last year (5% of homes where women are the main earner compared to 2% where the breadwinner is male).
Some of them do not think about saving at all; Others think that the breadwinner must be saving another portion of his income abroad, which never happens," he said.
Readers of the Breadwinner series will want to read the continuation of Parvana's story.
According to the conditions governing the eligibility for the benefits, the monthly income of the beneficiary or the breadwinner should be less than the perimeter of the entitlement.
Families where the breadwinner is between the ages of 35 and 44 years old are most affected by the protection gap.
The demographic most affected by the protection gap are families where the breadwinner is between the ages of 35 and 44 years old.