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

Other Words from homemaker

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

Examples of homemaker in a Sentence

TV commercials often show happy homemakers.
Recent Examples on the Web His father, James, was a farmer and later a pastor, and his mother, Ida (Cline) Sider, was a homemaker. Neil Genzlinger, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Aug. 2022 Her father was a pioneering lawyer in the field of shareholder lawsuits against large corporations; her mother was a homemaker. New York Times, 29 July 2022 His father was a hat-ribbon manufacturer, and his mother was a homemaker. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 25 July 2022 He was named for his father, who owned a sporting goods store; his mother, Julia Catherine Mary Raczkowskos Varney, was a homemaker. New York Times, 24 July 2022 His father, Wilson, worked in a factory, and his mother, Iretha (Battle) Hart, was a homemaker. Clay Risen, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2022 His mother, Sylvia (Zausner) Fleischman, was a homemaker. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, 16 July 2022 His dad worked at General Motors and his mom worked part-time, but was primarily a homemaker. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, 11 July 2022 His mother was a homemaker and then later worked in banking. Werner Trieschmann, Arkansas Online, 10 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of homemaker

1867, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Homemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homemaker. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of homemaker

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

Other Words from homemaker

homemaking \ -​ˌmā-​kiŋ \ noun

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