Definition of housefather in English:

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housefather

Pronunciation: /ˈhousˌfäT͟Hər/

noun

A man in charge of and living in a boarding school dormitory or other group residence.
Example sentences
  • After working as a housefather, Porteous became health and safety officer at the school and stayed in the post until he retired four years ago.
  • In the mornings we were woken up at 5: 30 by our housefather turning our lights on and off.
  • To the best of our knowledge, our rights as housefathers have never been encroached upon.

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Syllabification: house·fa·ther

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