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A househusband is a husband that chooses to stay at home instead of working at a career. The word "househusband" came into use in the 1970s as a joke because many women who worked as homemakers did not want to be called "housewives".

Here is a joking definition of a "househusband":

A househusband is usually married to an university graduate wife who has skills that are equal or superior to his. His roles in the 21st century are similar to what women had to endure in the 20th century. By convention, a househusband receives a bi-weekly honorarium from his wife to cover any personal expenses he may incur in his day to day living. He is also encouraged to maintain a well developed physique as to remain incredibly physically attractive to his professional wife. Currently, most democratic countries discourage househusbands and encourage women to be housewives.