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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Families camped out in front of their cars and held homemade signs. Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "Imperfect answers: A JBER soldier was killed in action, and his parents ask why," 27 May 2018 Outside on Tuesday, protestors gathered outside to show support for Sanders and President Trump with several homemade signs. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Red Hen protester allegedly threw chicken feces at eatery, police say," 28 June 2018 Al Dornan, 78, began walking through his Wethersfield neighborhood carrying a homemade sign to show support for dreamers and immigrants on January 25. Dave Altimari, courant.com, "In The Rain, In Pain, Wethersfield Man Walks For Dreamers," 7 June 2018 These easy lemon cookies are half-homemade, half store-bought, and totally delicious. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies," 13 Aug. 2018 Two other suspects, carrying homemade explosives, were arrested in Belgium. The Economist, "Politics this week," 5 July 2018 Attendees will also have the opportunity to shop from our inaugural Vendors Market, where refugee business owners will offer a variety of homemade food, clothing, and accessories. Pamela Miller, ajc, "World Refugee Day celebration Saturday in Clarkston," 20 June 2018 On the sidelines of the annual event, vendors offer homemade Indian food. Fox News, "NYC hosts one of the biggest US tributes to Sikh culture," 28 Apr. 2018 Two people have been killed by the homemade explosives. Author: Devlin Barrett, Anchorage Daily News, "A race against time and technology: How authorities are trying to catch the Austin bomber," 20 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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