Definition of Housemother

1. Noun. A woman employed as a chaperon in a residence for young people.

Generic synonyms: Chaperon, Chaperone



Definition of Housemother

1. Noun. a woman employed in a residence for young people to look after them ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Housemother

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Housemother

housels
housemade
housemaid
housemaid's knee
housemaided
housemaiding
housemaids
housemartin
housemartins
housemaster
housemasters
housemate
housemates
housemother (current term)
housemothers
housen
housepaint
housepainter
housepainters
housepainting
houseparent
houseparents
houseperson
housepersons
housepet
housepets
houseplant
houseplants

Literary usage of Housemother

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1. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1865)
"And at her nod of assent the housefather looked deeply grieved, the housemother began to clamour about ingratitude. “Not so,” answered Ebbo, fiercely. ..."

2. Journal by Texas Legislature. Senate, Legislature, Texas State Library, Texas (1913)
"... day board 630 00 630 00 Salary of housemother for little girls, nine months with board 31500 31500 Salary for housemother for little boys, nine months, ..."

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