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stay at home

1. adjective A phrase used to describe a parent who cares for their children instead of having a traditional job outside of the home. In this usage, the term is often hyphenated and is typically used in the phrases "stay-at-home mom" and "stay-at-home dad." I never thought I would miss working in an office, but being a stay-at-home mom is utterly exhausting. Once my niece was born, my brother became a stay-at-home dad.
2. adjective A phrase used to describe one who prefers to spend time at home, as opposed to going out and/or engaging in social activities. I've never been one to party or travel—I'm just a stay at home girl.
3. noun One who tends to stay home, as opposed to going out. Why do I have to be the stay at home all the time? I like to travel, too, you know!
See also: home, stay