noun Date: 1876 one who manages a household especially as a wife and mother • homemaking noun or adjective

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  • Homemaker — is a mainly American term [ [http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=37659 dict=CALD Cambridge Advanced Learner s Dictionary] . Retrieved March 25, 2008.] [The [http://corpus.byu.edu/bnc British National Corpus] contains 634 occurrences of …   Wikipedia

  • homemaker — (n.) also home maker, woman considered as a domestic agent, by 1861, American English, from HOME (Cf. home) (n.) + agent noun from MAKE (Cf. make) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • homemaker — ► NOUN ▪ a person who manages a home …   English terms dictionary

  • homemaker — [hōm′māk΄ər] n. a person who manages a home; esp., a housewife homemaking n …   English World dictionary

  • homemaker — [[t]ho͟ʊmmeɪkə(r)[/t]] homemakers N COUNT A homemaker is a woman who spends a lot of time looking after her home and family. If you describe a woman as a homemaker, you usually mean that she does not have another job …   English dictionary

  • homemaker — UK [ˈhəʊmˌmeɪkə(r)] / US [ˈhoʊmˌmeɪkər] noun [countable] Word forms homemaker : singular homemaker plural homemakers mainly American someone who cooks, cleans, and washes clothes for their family as their main job …   English dictionary

  • homemaker — /hohm may keuhr/, n. 1. a person who manages the household of his or her own family, esp. as a principal occupation. 2. a person employed to manage a household and do household chores for others, as for the sick or elderly. [1885 90; HOME +… …   Universalium

  • homemaker — noun (US) Somebody who maintains the upkeep of a house they live in …   Wiktionary

  • homemaker — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. housewife or husband. See domestication. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. housewife, house husband, housekeeper, mother, domestic, household manager, domestic manager …   English dictionary for students

  • homemaker — home|mak|er [ˈhəumˌmeıkə US ˈhoumˌmeıkər] n especially AmE a woman who works at home cleaning and cooking etc and does not have another job = ↑housewife …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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