homemaker

noun
home·mak·er | \ˈhōm-ˌmā-kər \

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 \ noun or adjective

Examples of homemaker in a Sentence

TV commercials often show happy homemakers.

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He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, the son of Julius Derry, a steelworker, and Margaret Lengyel, a homemaker. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "James Derry, former Beth Steel manager, dies," 13 July 2018 It was founded by Jean Nidetch, a Brooklyn homemaker. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Weight Watchers," 27 Oct. 2015 His father was a fabricator at a nearby shipyard, and his mother was a homemaker and waitress who encouraged his interest in dance. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Alan Johnson, 81, choreographer for Broadway and Mel Brooks," 14 July 2018 His father was a fabricator at a nearby shipyard, and his mother was a homemaker and waitress who encouraged his interest in dance. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Alan Johnson, choreographer for Broadway and Mel Brooks, dies at 81," 10 July 2018 As an afternoon pick-me-up, the 54-year-old homemaker concocts an easily-digestible goat's milk latte, boiling the milk with sprinkled cardamon and cinnamon, then sweetening the top with a spoonful of honey. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is Everything Yolanda Hadid Eats in a Day," 23 Mar. 2018 Wheeler recalled one homemaker with young children who came to the college in pursuit of employability, soon after leaving an abusive husband. Marcella Bombardieri, The Atlantic, "One College's Struggle to Get Poor Students Through School," 30 May 2018 His mother was a homemaker with varied artistic interests. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Tom Wolfe, apostle of ‘New Journalism’ who captured extravagance of his times, dies at 88," 15 May 2018 In the 1970s, Marjorie Rice, a homemaker with no mathematical background, ran across a Scientific American column about pentagons that tile the plane. Evelyn Lamb, WIRED, "An Anti-Aging Pundit Solves a Decades-Old Math Problem," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of homemaker

1867, in the meaning defined above

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homemaker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of homemaker

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

homemaker

noun
home·mak·er | \ˈhōm-ˌmā-kər \

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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