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houseparent Line breaks: house|parent
Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊsˌpɛːr(ə)nt/

Definition of houseparent in English:

noun

A housemother or housefather.
Example sentences
  • Following the deal, unions sought confirmation from the Department of Health that the new arrangements would apply to housemaster grades and assistant houseparents in the learning disability area.
  • A pay anomaly which saw non-medically qualified houseparents / childcare workers get a 27% pay rise and registered mental handicap nurses get only 8%, is also causing discontent.
  • The pay anomaly that exists between registered mental handicap nurses and houseparents / childcare workers without medical qualifications came up for the second consecutive day.

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