home·​made | \ ˈhō(m)-ˈmād How to pronounce homemade (audio) \

Definition of homemade

1 : made in the home, on the premises, or by one's own efforts
2 : of domestic manufacture

Examples of homemade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Castner said some of the details offered by the Pentagon bolster his theory that the second explosion was probably triggered by gasoline vapors, rather than the detonation of homemade bombs. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 The homemade classic comfort food and sincere gesture of encouragement has been well appreciated. Courtney Mcgee, baltimoresun.com, 7 Sep. 2021 Kitchen Kettle Village is a shopper’s paradise and features over 40 local shops in one outdoor shopping village filled with homemade Lancaster County food and authentic Amish products. Roger Sands, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Later in the skirmishes, with the help of deputized townspeople, Chafin dropped homemade pipe bombs on the marchers. Abby Lee Hood, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Aug. 2021 The village has been caught up in heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan forces in recent days, with homemade bombs and gunfire claiming lives. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 Some of the most violent episodes of the 2019 protests were dayslong sieges of two college campuses that November, when students lobbed homemade bombs and set barricades on fire, while police fired tear gas and water cannons. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 The medics treat the injured from landmines, homemade bombs and battles with security forces. Kristen Gelineau And Victoria Milko, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 It was generously stocked with Handling's own sustainable products, as well as—much to our children's delight—a jar of homemade shortbread. Rebecca Rose, Travel + Leisure, 24 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of homemade

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Homemade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homemade. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of homemade

: made in the home and not in a factory, store, etc.


home·​made | \ ˈhōm-ˈmād How to pronounce homemade (audio) \

Kids Definition of homemade

: made in the home homemade bread


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