Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inclined to remain in one's home, locality, or country.
  • adjective Sports Not engaging much in the offensive play.
  • noun A person who stays at or works from home.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a parent Not employed, and rather devoting more time to one's children.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not given to travel
  • noun a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel

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Examples

  • When you kids were growing up, do you know what we called stay-at-home moms?

    Substitute Me

  • 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.

    Kraft Spiffs Up Its Old Brands

  • 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.

    Kraft Spiffs Up Its Old Brands

  • 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.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • 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.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • 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".

    The Guardian World News

  • 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.

    My Resolution

  • 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.

    My Resolution

  • “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.

    American Grace

  • 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.

    American Grace

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