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homemaking

[hohm-mey-king] /ˈhoʊmˌmeɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the establishment or management of a home; duties of a homemaker.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the management of a home:
homemaking tasks.
Origin of homemaking
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; home + making
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  • There they were taught, by practical experience, the art of homemaking.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • She was brought up on the theory that a woman's only legitimate profession is homemaking.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • Housekeeping and homemaking, in all its ways, was her lovable talent.

    Remember the Alamo Amelia E. Barr
  • The homemaking expert we are training will have a better plan.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls

    Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • Choice and not necessity must be the rule in all our training for homemaking.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls

    Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • You had the fun of homemaking without the bother of a husband.

    Anne Of The Island Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • This one is enough to enlist our best service in aid of homemaking and home support.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls

    Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • Any vocational counselor who fails to reckon first with the homemaking career of girls is therefore blind to the facts of life.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls

    Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • All education, all training, must be considered in its bearing on the one vocation, homemaking.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls

    Marguerite Stockman Dickson

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