homemaker

noun
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 homemaker (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of homemaker in a Sentence

TV commercials often show happy homemakers.
Recent Examples on the Web Freitag, his third wife, was a homemaker and an expert seamstress. BostonGlobe.com, 22 May 2021 Freitag, his third wife, was a homemaker and an expert seamstress. New York Times, 21 May 2021 His mother, Rhoda, was a homemaker and his father, Ozzy, owned a men’s clothing store. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2021 His father was an obstetrician-gynecologist, his mother a homemaker and dietitian. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2021 His mother, Lillian (Kalepa) Baybayan, was a homemaker. BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 2021 Joseph Henry Fontaine, son of Isaac Fontaine, a Western Maryland Railway worker, and his wife, Florence Fontaine, a homemaker, was born and raised in Princess Anne. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 3 May 2021 His father retired as president of Potomac Edison, an electric company, and his mother was a homemaker. Washington Post, 3 May 2021 His wife, Jennifer Schickram, 33, a homemaker, said with equal conviction that health providers exaggerate cases to collect higher payments. New York Times, 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of homemaker

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homemaker was in 1867

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12 Jun 2021

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“Homemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homemaker. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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homemaker

noun

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

homemaker

noun
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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