home economics

noun plural 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

1899

First Known Use of home economics

1899


HOME ECONOMICS Defined for English Language Learners

home economics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

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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