housefather housefather

Definition(s):

  • (n) a man in charge of children in an institution

Usage(s):

  1. Twenty years a housefather to singers and never once in a singer's home? How come? asked TV's Dick Cavett of the guest on his talk show.
  2. Reinhart is "housefather" in Winona's luxury apartment, sipping a vermouth cassishe has forsaken his customary tumblers of bourbonand garnering a local reputation for the .
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