home·​own·​er ˈhōm-ˌō-nər How to pronounce homeowner (audio)
: a person who owns a home
Most homeowners take a pretty relaxed approach to the back of the house, even if they spend more time there than they do out front.Deborah Baldwin
homeowners insurance
homeownership noun
or home ownership
… unable to attain the upward mobility and financial stability that homeownership brought to previous American generations. Kirstin Downey

Examples of homeowner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alex Reyna has always wanted to be a homeowner, but the process felt impossible without a partner—especially living in Austin, a city in which housing prices have skyrocketed after tech companies flocked to the region during the pandemic. Simmone Shah, TIME, 10 June 2024 In recent years, one of China’s rare acts of defiance came from homeowners. Claire Fu, New York Times, 6 June 2024 With a traditional 20% down payment, a new homeowner already has a stake in their property. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 5 June 2024 Sometimes the companies have followed up with additional, smaller rate increases, causing some homeowners to see their premiums go up 20% or more when their policies renew. Lawrence Mower, Miami Herald, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for homeowner 

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homeowner was in 1850

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“Homeowner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeowner. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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