American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Inclined to remain in one's home, locality, or country.
- adj. Sports Not engaging much in the offensive play: a stay-at-home defenseman.
- n. A person who stays at or works from home.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is not given to roaming, gadding about, or traveling; one who keeps at home, either through choice or of necessity: also used adjeetively: as, a stay-at-home man.
- adj. not given to travel
- n. a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel
“When you kids were growing up, do you know what we called stay-at-home moms?”
“Not to make up for time lost or meals missed when she was working crazy long hours on Wall Street, nor to fulfill any vision or expectation of what so-called stay-at-home moms do in a place like Palace Valley, but rather because of what too many families no longer do: talk.”
“In addition to insulting the party hostess, the Greek grandmother calls a stay-at-home dad a "wife" and tells a co-habiting unmarried couple they're going to hell.”
“A survey this week by Mothercare has revealed that she has turned against the title "housewife" with two-thirds of those questioned saying they prefer to be known as "stay-at-home mums".”
“I’ve changed my title from stay-at-home mom to work-at-home mom from SAHM to WAHM but that first hour or two of the morning is still my favorite time.”
““I just think that the Pioneer Ward has always been a Democratic bloc,” says Gloria Kittridge, who had a career in Democratic politics before becoming a stay-at-home mom.”
“Cleaver, the Leave It to Beaver mom, epitomized the 1950s stay-at-home mom, quietly serving her husband and children, with hobbies of needlepoint and arranging tea roses.”
“As a working women that was raised by a stay-at-home mom, I have always seen it as nothing but selfish behavior for parents to put their offspring behind their personal persuit of career.”
“They're even easier to scare than working class whites and suburban stay-at-home moms.”
“Being a stay-at-home gave me the opportunity to do that without having a heart attack or jumping off a roof.”
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