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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Other Words from homemaker

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

Examples of homemaker in a Sentence

TV commercials often show happy homemakers.
Recent Examples on the Web Her mother, Helen (Wilken) O’Hagan, was a homemaker who worked part time at a real estate office. Penelope Green, BostonGlobe.com, "Helen O’Hagan, fashion executive who personified Saks, dies at 89," 10 July 2020 His father, Walter, was an investment banker, and his mother, Martha Pierce Rafferty, was a homemaker who served on school and other civic boards and was active in garden clubs. Neil Genzlinger, BostonGlobe.com, "Kevin Rafferty, ‘Atomic Cafe’ co-director, 73," 9 July 2020 Her father, Ronald, sold cars, and her mother, Lucille (Sibley) Madsen, was a homemaker. Katharine Q. Seelye, BostonGlobe.com, "Angela Madsen, paralympian rower, dies on solo Pacific voyage at 60," 1 July 2020 According to his autobiography, his father was a watchmaker, his mother a homemaker, and young Reiner wanted to be an actor. Todd Leopold And Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Carl Reiner, longtime comedy legend, dies at 98," 1 July 2020 Her mother, Rose (Krok) Raczak, was a homemaker, and her father, Paul, was a contractor. BostonGlobe.com, "Vicki Wood, broke car-racing gender barriers, at 101," 15 June 2020 Born in Dallas and raised in Philomath, Zimmerman was one of five children born to a logger and a homemaker. oregonlive, "Oregonians with coronavirus: Ace opal hunter Karen Zimmerman of Philomath filled her life with adventure," 15 June 2020 Lujan Grisham, the daughter of a dentist and homemaker, sits slightly to the left of Biden on the political spectrum. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Michelle Lujan Grisham as veep pick unlikely to buoy Biden with Latino Democrats," 12 June 2020 His father was a machinist and amateur boxer; his mother was a homemaker and customer services coordinator for a manufacturer of infant clothing. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "Paul Shelden, Clarinetist and Classical Music Advocate, Dies at 79," 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of homemaker

1867, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2020

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“Homemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homemaker. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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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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