plural noun

house·​wares ˈhau̇s-ˌwerz How to pronounce housewares (audio)
: 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 Weston Table sells traditional-style housewares including some antique pieces, such as this copper stockpot. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Jan. 2023 Amazon offers great coupon deals on everything from blenders and bidets to headphones and housewares. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 16 Dec. 2022 Haremlique Istanbul, founded in 2008, which makes linens and housewares, and Selamlique Istanbul, founded in 2009, which sells Turkish coffee and accessories. Carl Swanson, Town & Country, 28 Nov. 2022 The shop also stocks charcuterie, cheese, tinned seafood, chocolate, marmalades and other goods to build a platter or picnic; beer and sake; and vintage barware and housewares. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 The butter-yellow structure painted with a koi pond shared between the tea and housewares store Grand Tea Imports and the restaurant Delight Wong has hosted wedding receptions, retail pop-ups, and art shows in the two years since it was installed. Diana Budds, Curbed, 31 Oct. 2022 While Mondadori began making housewares in 2017 under the name Casa Cabana, partnering with Liberty meant gaining access to its print archive. Monica Mendal Zoe Ruffner Zoe Ruffner Carmen Rosy Hall Kurt Soller Tom Delavan, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2022 What Blount can use more of are housewares, along with sheets, towels and washcloths. John Kelly, Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2022 The Toho e-commerce platform will feature both existing products – such as toys and collectibles, gaming, apparel, accessories, publishing, seasonal, housewares, food and beverage – and new originals. Patrick Frater, Variety, 5 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of housewares was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Housewares.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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