homemaker

noun

home·​mak·​er ˈhōm-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce homemaker (audio)
: one who manages a household especially as a spouse and parent
homemaking noun or adjective

Examples of homemaker in a Sentence

TV commercials often show happy homemakers.
Recent Examples on the Web Her father, Herbert, was a roofing contractor and her mother, Sylvia, a homemaker. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2024 The Depression had disrupted the food supply, leaving a generation of new homemakers doubting their ability to furnish healthy, varied dishes from sparse pantries. Alexandra Moe, The Atlantic, 6 Dec. 2023 But upon meeting Donoghue’s father and her mother, a homemaker and a physical therapist, Wordle put them at ease. Cora Frazier, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 Her mother, a homemaker, volunteered with the Red Cross during World War II. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 His father worked for the state government and his mother was a homemaker. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2024 His father was a geography professor, and his mother was a homemaker. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 Asset division, including retirement plan assets, can be significant for homemakers with fewer assets in their name. Larry Light, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Thrifty homemakers turned to the humble loaf as a way to stretch a costly protein. Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homemaker was in 1867

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“Homemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homemaker. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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homemaker

noun
home·​mak·​er ˈhōm-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce homemaker (audio)
: one who manages a household especially as a spouse and parent
homemaking noun or adjective

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