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    #1

    Question house wife

    We call woman who stay at home and look after the house "House wife".
    What do we call the man who acts like house wife?

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    Re: house wife

    "Housewife" is not really used anymore. It was determined to be offensive, dismissive.

    You do see "stay-at-home mom," so I guess "stay-at-home dad" would be OK.

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    Re: house wife

    Quote Originally Posted by njt2009 View Post
    We call woman who stay at home and look after the house "House wife".
    What do we call the man who acts like housewife?
    "Househusband" is used.

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    Re: house wife

    kidding? just stay at home? Can not go outside????
    I'm really sure that I will not be stay-at-home mom 555

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    Re: house wife

    Quote Originally Posted by njt2009 View Post
    kidding? just stay at home? Can not go outside????
    I'm really sure that I will not be stay-at-home mom 555
    It means that the person in question does not work outside the home.

    It seems to me that while the word 'housewife' is offensive to some, many women still proudly bear that title. "Homemaker' has become an acceptable alternative.

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    Re: house wife

    I have certainly heard "househusband" but I think "full-time dad" or "stay-at-home dad" is more common.

    The idea behind "stay-at-home" is that you don't go into an office. Of course it does not mean you never leave the house.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: house wife

    You can't use XXX "mom/mum/dad" unless the person has children. There are plenty of childless people who don't go out to work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: house wife

    Quote Originally Posted by njt2009 View Post
    We call woman who stays at home and look after the house "House wife".
    What do we call the man who acts like house wife?
    ***NOT A TEACHER***

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    Re: house wife

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can't use XXX "mom/mum/dad" unless the person has children. There are plenty of childless people who don't go out to work.
    Why I should have married for money instead of love.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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