It’s a funny word, isn’t it? Breadwinner. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first known use for this word dates as far back as 1614!
Here are some more examples:
As recently as 2018, 64% of American mothers were a primary or co-breadwinner.— Michelle A. Williams, Fortune, « 5 ways to make sure the post-pandemic recovery focuses on women, » 26 Apr. 2021
Philip did not hold the traditional role of breadwinner but threw his efforts into running the family estates.— Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, « Prince Philip Was the Queen’s “Strength and Stay”, » 9 Apr. 2021Taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary definition for breadwinner.