home·made | \ˈhō(m)-ˈmād \

Definition of homemade 

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

2 : of domestic manufacture

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Most are homemade by community groups and attached to the backs of trucks and cars. Jennifer Walter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Star-spangled traditions: Milwaukee communities come together for July 4th festivities," 4 July 2018 According to witnesses, a fight started and James Norris smacked James Metzker on his head with a length of wood, then Armstrong hit Metzker in his right eye with a homemade weapon, a chunk of metal wrapped in leather called a slung shot. Time, "The Sensational Murder Trial That Showed Off Abraham Lincoln's Skill as a Lawyer," 4 June 2018 Daniel Gros, head of the Center for European Policy Studies, says Italy's troubles are homemade but psychologically hard for some to accept. David Mchugh, Fox News, "Is the euro a problem? A look at its role in Italy's drama," 1 June 2018 The annual Spring Cookie Walk allowed visitors to fill cartons with homemade cookies, breads and other treats made by volunteers and sold by the pound. David Sharos, Naperville Sun, "Naperville pet shelter turns sweet treats into donations," 25 Mar. 2018 Boston police discovered evidence that could be used to create a homemade bomb in a man’s East Boston apartment that was damaged in an explosion early Sunday, officials said. Jerome Campbell, BostonGlobe.com, "East Boston man ordered held on $200,000 bail on explosive charges after apartment blast," 9 July 2018 Bonus: the reserved marinade cooks up into an assertive and delicious homemade sauce that will perfectly complement an ice-cold bottle of beer. For Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "Grilling with beer: pairings and recipes to make your mouth water," 21 May 2018 Two new vendors at Wednesday’s market included Real Food Real Tasty, which specializes in homemade sauces, and BlueDyer Distilling Co. of Charles County. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "'The food's fresher' is the refrain as Howard's farm markets open," 10 May 2018 Just remember, even with homemade, good-for-you-granola, there can be too much of a good thing. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is granola healthy?," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of homemade

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

Kids Definition of homemade

: made in the home homemade bread

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