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Definition of Husband

(noun) A male partner in a marriage.

Example of Husband

Husband Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: hus·band

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈhəzb(ə)n(d)/
  • British English – /ˈhʌzb(ə)nd/

Usage Note

  • Plural: husbands

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References

Strong, Bryan, Christine DeVault, and Theodore F. Cohen. 2011. The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society. 11th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning.

Parsons, Talcott. 1943. “The Kinship System of the Contemporary United States.” American Anthropologist 45(1):22–38. doi:10.1525/aa.1943.45.1.02a00030.

Cite the Definition of Husband

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “husband.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/husband/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

husband. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/husband/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “husband.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/husband/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“husband.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/husband/>.