home·​made ˈhō(m)-ˈmād How to pronounce homemade (audio)
: made in the home, on the premises, or by one's own efforts
: of domestic manufacture

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The other star of the show is the homemade cheese sauce. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 7 Jan. 2023 Upgrade your summer grilling by baking a homemade pizza on the top of your grill. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Dec. 2022 One suggestion, though, use pureed pumpkin on your homemade pizza, not pumpkin pie spice. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2022 In a shed decorated with decades-old knickknacks and family photos, customers can pick up a carton of farm-fresh eggs or homemade salsa from the refrigerator and browse Blue Rooster t-shirts and hats. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 30 Nov. 2022 The wood maturation gives it a sweetish flavor reminiscent of honey and homemade bread. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 14 Oct. 2022 The kitchen is on the bottom floor, where Elise, who lives in the studio below year-round, provides daily breakfast featuring fruit from the garden, homemade bread, marmalade, and cakes. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 19 Sep. 2022 In addition to the fruits of her own labors, the farmers market includes produce from other regional growers, homemade bread, local honey, and other food offerings. Robert Knox, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2022 Bakalov's Bee is foreign in more ways than one, an anxious interloper who works at a GameHut and naively presents a loaf of homemade zucchini bread to the host. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 5 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of homemade was in 1547

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Cite this Entry

“Homemade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homemade. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


home·​made ˈhōm-ˈ(m)ād How to pronounce homemade (audio)
: made in the home
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