home·​mak·​er | \ ˈhōm-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce homemaker (audio) \

Definition of homemaker

: one who manages a household especially as a spouse and parent

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homemaking \ ˈhōm-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce homemaking (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of homemaker in a Sentence

TV commercials often show happy homemakers.

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Courtesy On At Home With Amy Sedaris, Amy Sedaris plays a satirical version of herself—a homemaker television host, convinced that a better life is only a handful of pipe-cleaners and the perfect decorative gourd away. Laura Studarus, Marie Claire, "Amy Sedaris Is the Anti-Marie Kondo," 19 Feb. 2019 Brack, 65, is the son of a railroad-worker father and homemaker mother and earned a law degree at the University of New Mexico. Lauren Villagran, latimes.com, "Crackdown on immigrants takes a toll on federal judge: 'I have presided over a process that destroys families'," 24 May 2018 His father was an osteopathic physician, and his mother a homemaker who died of Addison’s disease when her son was 15. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Paul D. Boyer, UCLA biochemist who won Nobel Prize in 1997, dies at 99," 6 June 2018 Ann was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and teacher and assisted her husband in his career at Universities. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Anna Kerr," 26 Mar. 2018 Alexander is a full-time homemaker who has been married for 39 years and has four grown children and nine grandchildren. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "This Conservative Blogger's Chart Shaming Working Moms Predictably Sparks Outrage," 14 Dec. 2018 However, this malady extends beyond the workplace, messing with homemakers, students and even retirees. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Burnout reflects a conflict between our inner calling and what we have to do," 13 July 2018 Born in the Bronx to a taxi driver and homemaker, Mondschein joined the Army after high school. Vogue, "At Sotheby’s, a Glimpse Into the Private World of Fred Leighton, “King of Estate Jewelry”," 29 Mar. 2018 My mother was a homemaker who raised four kids with vigor and ferocity and verve. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Jeff Goldblum Fulfilled a Teenage Dream Written on Steamed Glass," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of homemaker

1867, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of homemaker

chiefly US : a wife who does work (such as sewing, cleaning, or cooking) at home and usually does not have another job outside the home


home·​mak·​er | \ ˈhōm-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce homemaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of homemaker

: a person who manages a household especially as a wife and mother

Other Words from homemaker

homemaking \ -​ˌmā-​kiŋ \ noun

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