homeowner

noun home·own·er \ ˈhōm-ˌō-nər \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of homeowner

: 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

play \ˈhōm-ˌō-nər-ˌship\ or home ownership noun
    • … unable to attain the upward mobility and financial stability that homeownership brought to previous American generations.
    • —Kirstin Downey

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1850

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