Definitions

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  • n. The earning of a household's primary income.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Serving to earn a livelihood: as, breadwinning pursuits or labors.
  • n. The earning of a livelihood.

Etymologies

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From bread +‎ winning. Compare West Frisian breawinning ("livelihood"), Dutch broodwinning ("profession").

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