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

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Lighten up a homemade pizza with snap peas, leeks, and asparagus for the freshest of Springtime dinners. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spring Vegetable Pizza," 7 Mar. 2019 Officer Salamoni shot and killed Sterling during a July 5, 2016, struggle outside a convenience store where the 37-year-old man was selling homemade CDs. Laura Mcknight, NOLA.com, "Officer who fatally shot Alton Sterling has been fired, other officer is suspended: BRPD," 30 Mar. 2018 Took Ina's suggestion and served this with a little homemade bourbon whipped cream ... Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "I'm Cooking Every Single Ina Garten Recipe. Here's What I've So Far Learned From the Barefoot Contessa.," 5 Feb. 2019 Its 27 rooms boast installations by Berlin deconstruction artist Kathi Kaeppel and the bright communal kitchen on the fifth floor stocks homemade jams, pesto and other goodies. Nina Adam, WSJ, "Frankfurt: A Business Traveler’s Guide," 22 June 2018 Rosemary potatoes accompanied the eggs, along with tiny blueberry muffins and toast with homemade blueberry jam. Victoria Abbott Riccardi, BostonGlobe.com, "Treats and retreats at the Four Columns Inn in Newfane, Vt.," 18 Apr. 2018 If the homemade jam ran out, the Queen ate Little Scarlet Strawberry Conserve from Tiptree with her scones and Earl Grey tea, which is one of her 10 favorite things to drink. Elizabeth Licata, Fox News, "Queen settles Britain's great scone debate," 25 Mar. 2018 Pinterest users are clearly catching onto that, because searches for homemade bread have risen (pun very much intended) over 400 percent since the new year. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "9 Healthy Foods Pinterest Can't Wait to Make in 2019," 16 Jan. 2019 Meghan Markle's first royal tour of Australia and Oceania has been full of surprises — selfies, fashion, and even some homemade banana bread. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle Gives First Royal Tour Speech in Fiji About College Education," 24 Oct. 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 How to pronounce homemade (audio) \

Kids Definition of homemade

: made in the home homemade bread

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