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 The housewares guru, now 55, has since built a nearly $100 million worldwide design business, written a book, and been a judge on HGTV. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 23 June 2022 Other exhibitions at the fairgrounds in the Milanese suburb of Rho are devoted to offices, kitchens, bathrooms and decorative housewares. New York Times, 2 June 2022 To get your culture on, visit The Copper Fox, a gallery with sculptures, paintings, jewelry, handbags, and decorative housewares. Rebecca Deurlein, Travel + Leisure, 13 May 2022 The result–now timed to celebrate the Islamic Wing’s eleventh anniversary–is The Heirloom Project, a capsule collection of handmade accessories, fine jewelry, and housewares curated by Weinrib, who also acted as the collection’s creative director. Vogue, 22 Apr. 2022 The annual housewares show, which dates back to 1939, has deep roots in Chicago predating McCormick Place. Robert Channick,, 16 Mar. 2022 Light refreshments will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Offbeat Thrift and Vintage, 14 W. Downer Place, Suite 16, basement, will feature a Ruby Retro pop-up featuring second-hand housewares and clothing with a retro flair from 5 to 9 p.m. Beacon-news Staff,, 30 Mar. 2022 In the basement of her local church, Busch's organization hosts a help center where refugees can find clothing, housewares and food. Lauren Wethington, Detroit Free Press, 21 Mar. 2022 Donate lightly used clothing, furniture and housewares to thrift stores like Goodwill and Deseret Industries. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of housewares

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Housewares.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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