home ec

\ ˈhōm-ˈek How to pronounce home ec (audio) \

Definition of home ec

informal : a subject or class that teaches skills useful in the home : home economics In part, home ec has become a victim of education trends: School budgets are contracting, many more students are preparing for college, and class hours are increasingly devoted to a narrow core of academic subjects and testing. Home economics also has to conquer its associations with training non-college-bound girls to be good wives.— Ruth Graham

First Known Use of home ec

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Home ec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20ec. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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