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

Examples of homemaker in a Sentence

TV commercials often show happy homemakers.

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The former Mary Teresa Kovalsky — who never used her first name — was the daughter of George Kovalsky, an electrician, and his wife, Jean Swegle Kovalsky, a homemaker and bank manager. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Teresa Lupinek, executive assistant to the president of UMBC, was also a talented artist," 11 Aug. 2019 Carol was a wife, mother, homemaker and a Christian. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 8/8," 8 Aug. 2019 His mother was a homemaker and his father a railroad detective. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Food Network co-founder Jack Clifford dies at 85," 30 July 2019 Gillespie was born April 27, 1946, in Sebastopol, Calif., to William Allen Gillespie Sr., a professional heavyweight boxer and union president, and Margaret Gillespie Wohlford, a homemaker and secretary. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Bill Gillespie, former St. Paul homicide unit commander and advocate, dies at 73," 28 July 2019 Ruth was born in New Bedford, MA and enjoyed her job as secretary at Pan Am and then was a loving homemaker and role model to her family. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/7," 7 July 2019 Barry Frank Kowalski was born in Hartford on Aug. 26, 1944, to Frank Kowalski, a career Army officer, and Helen (Bober) Kowalski, a homemaker and amateur artist. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Barry Kowalski, Prosecutor in Rodney King Case, Is Dead at 74," 5 July 2019 Her father published the local newspaper, and her mother was a homemaker and amateur painter. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Jan Meyers, moderate Republican who notched a first for Kansas women, dies at 90," 25 June 2019 Born in 1938 in Lincoln, Neb., Prado was the daughter of a homemaker and a newspaper circulation manager. Dorany Pineda, latimes.com, "Holly Prado, poet who championed L.A.’s literary scene, dies at 81," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of homemaker

1867, in the meaning defined above

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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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