plural noun
house·​wares | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌwerz How to pronounce housewares (audio) \

Definition of housewares

: furnishings for a house especially : small articles of household equipment (such as cooking utensils)

Examples of housewares in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Employees at the online housewares site Wayfair walked out Wednesday afternoon, protesting their company’s sale of furniture to the operators of facilities that detain migrant children along the southern border. Zoe Greenberg,, "Wayfair employees stage walkout as company announces Red Cross donation," 26 June 2019 Over 2,200 exhibitors from around the globe are competing for the currency of thousands of buyers, media and influencers at the world’s biggest gathering of home and housewares professionals. Louisa Chu,, "Instant Pot steals attention at Housewares Show in Chicago with new model," 13 Mar. 2018 Pier 1 Imports isn’t optimistic about its near-term prospects as the housewares chain re-evaluates its business. star-telegram, "Hurricanes just latest problem as Pier 1 Imports records another loss," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of housewares

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Housewares.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of housewares

: small things (such as cooking utensils or lamps) that are used in a house

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