home economics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of home economics

  1. :  the theory and practice of homemaking —called also home ec \-ˈek\

home economist

noun

First Known Use of home economics

1872


HOME ECONOMICS Defined for English Language Learners

home economics

noun

Definition of home economics for English Language Learners

  • : a subject or class that teaches cooking, sewing, and other skills that are useful in the home


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