Definition of stay-at-home in English:

stay-at-home

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adjective

  • 1Denoting a parent who is engaged in the full-time care of their child or children and is not employed outside the home.

    ‘I know lots of working moms and lots of stay-at-home moms’
    • ‘he was primarily raised by his stay-at-home father’
    • ‘Shes not the only satisfied, expat stay-at-home spouse.’
    • ‘She also developed the sharp instincts of a stay-at-home wife.’
    • ‘There is already a generous benefit in place for stay-at-home parents.’
    • ‘I like being a stay-at-home dad who still works.’
    • ‘Unlike many of the stay-at-home fathers, Rory seems to have a particular sense of ease about his time at home.’
    • ‘A stay-at-home First Minister would miss opportunities for promoting Scotland.’
    • ‘Great work from McKellar, who really is this country's stay-at-home comedic star.’
    • ‘What's more important is that stay-at-home Dundonians have a renewed sense of civic pride.’
    • ‘At times, being a stay-at-home dad has been devastating to my sense of self.’
    • ‘In 1950, the typical family structure consisted of a full-time working father, who was the sole wage earner, and a stay-at-home mom.’
    • ‘I'm not sick enough to justify Iain leaving work, but if I weren't a stay-at-home parent, I'd have called in sick myself.’
    • ‘In the real world, Skip is a stay-at-home father who cares for his children and takes care of the house chores.’
    • ‘If you met a stay-at-home man would you date him depending on how hot he was?’
    • ‘Hell, I don't even like parties very much—I'm more of a stay-at-home kind of guy, myself.’
    • ‘The stay-at-home spouse sees the returning hubby or wife as a lifeline from permanent brain damage.’
    • ‘Many stay-at-home dads complain about the conversational snubs and weird stares they get at playgrounds and school yards.’
    • ‘Less than two in 10 wanted to buy luxuries for themselves or their families, and less than one in ten stay-at-home Scots would spend the money on a holiday.’
    • ‘It's just fun to watch the culture of self-imposed female dependency get slammed, and to watch characters own up to how much they hate their stay-at-home lives.’
    • ‘(Of course, both Tom and his stay-at-home wife recoil at the possibility that she may have to get a job.’
    • ‘I've met other stay-at-home moms, and we often exercise together and socialize.’
    1. 1.1Preferring to be at home rather than to travel or socialize.
      • ‘a quiet stay-at-home guy’
  • 2Denoting a government directive requiring people to remain at home and only go outside for certain types of essential work or tasks, especially in order to inhibit the spread of an infectious disease.

    ‘to contain the disease, countries were forced to institute measures including stay-at-home orders and border closings’
    • ‘those caught breaching social distancing and stay-at-home measures face on-the-spot fines’

Pronunciation

stay-at-home

/ˈstāətˌhōm/ /ˈsteɪətˌhoʊm/

noun

  • A person who prefers to be at home.

    ‘her son was a real stay-at-home’
    • ‘Absent ministers phone in from Tuscan hillsides as some hapless stay-at-home is left to carry the can.’
    • ‘Let me recommend here several intensely rewarding volumes for the summer traveler - or summer stay-at-home.’
    domestic, stay-at-home, home-loving, housewifely

Pronunciation

stay-at-home

/ˈstāətˌhōm/ /ˈsteɪətˌhoʊm/