domesticity

noun
do·​mes·​tic·​i·​ty | \ ˌdō-ˌme-ˈsti-sə-tē How to pronounce domesticity (audio) , -mə-; ˌdä- \
plural domesticities

Definition of domesticity

1 : the quality or state of being domestic or domesticated
2 : domestic activities or life
3 domesticities plural : domestic affairs

Examples of domesticity in a Sentence

We got married and settled into a life of comfortable domesticity.
Recent Examples on the Web Still, the image was of eager domesticity and her name could not be dissociated from its racist origins. Alexandra Olson And Matt Ott, The Christian Science Monitor, "The end of racist pancakes? Quaker Oats retires Aunt Jemima.," 18 June 2020 The story revolves around an American indie filmmaker and recovering drug addict living in Rome with a much younger European wife and their 3-year-old daughter searching for domesticity while fighting old demons. John Benson, cleveland, "U.K. comedy ‘Fisherman’s Friends’, Johnny Cash-related documentary ‘My Darling Vivian’ top streaming movies," 17 June 2020 The story revolves around an American indie filmmaker and recovering drug addict living in Rome with a much younger European wife and their 3-year-old daughter searching for domesticity while fighting old demons. John Benson, cleveland, "Documentary ‘For They Know Not What They Do’ and horror film ‘The Deeper You Dig’ top this week’s streaming movies at Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque," 10 June 2020 The grainy photos tell a tale of domesticity and danger: the male with a fresh catch, the female peering from atop the dirt mound. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal," 15 May 2020 Having been born of the pandemic era, Home Cooking seems to accept that the pressure to perform a perfect version of domesticity is more unrealistic than ever. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Foodie Culture Isn’t About Snobbery Anymore," 5 May 2020 The comforts of cozy domesticity seemed diminished. Debra Jo Immergut, New York Times, "Making Space in Marriage, Even as the Walls Close In," 1 May 2020 Her protagonists were typically young women who spurned their mothers’ examples of domesticity, enjoyed professional careers, and led transgressive lives in secular Manhattan. BostonGlobe.com, "Elizabeth Cullinan, writer with an eye for detail, dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 Others, fairly, continue to fight for a departure from traditional gender roles — for a world in which domesticity isn’t expected of, or imposed upon, women. Marie Southard Ospina, refinery29.com, "Why I Let My Young Daughters Play With Makeup," 30 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of domesticity

1721, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Jul 2020

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“Domesticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/domesticity. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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domesticity

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of domesticity

formal : life inside a home : the activities of a family or of the people who share a home

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