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[hohm-meyd] /ˈhoʊmˈmeɪd/
made or prepared at home, locally, or by the maker's own efforts:
The restaurant's pastry is homemade. Breakfast at the farmhouse always meant homemade preserves.
made in one's own country; domestic:
I prefer a homemade car to one of those foreign models.
made, contrived, or assembled by oneself; not professionally made or done; amateurish:
the plain look of homemade furniture.
Origin of homemade
First recorded in 1650-60; home + made Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So, too, were the hot biscuits and the tea and homemade preserves and cake.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "I look the way I used to in my homemade, one-piece dresses," she breathed.

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • Commercial lime-sulphur may also be used in place of this homemade wash.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • The men have been out with homemade snowplows breaking a trail.

  • They crossed on sleds to Baffin Island and in homemade boats to Greenland.

Word Origin and History for homemade

also home-made, 1650s, from home (n.) + made.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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