from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who supervises a residence, such as a dormitory, for young people.


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  • We used to keep black snakes on the roof of the dorm where I was a houseparent in Tennessee years and years ago to keep rats (and students who went up there to smoke) away.

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  • The college then sent the letter to Kehe, who works as a houseparent to students enrolled at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa.

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  • It is there that he encounters fellow houseparent Mary Hutton, the most beautiful woman God ever made, or, at least, Paul thinks she is.


  • -- Gwenn Goodale Mangine, a houseparent at an orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti, working with the missionary group "Joy in Hope".

  • In the late 70's I was a houseparent for adults with developmental disabilities, who had transitioned to group homes.

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  • She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and a retired houseparent at Talladega Presbyterian Children's Home.

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