Origin of domestic science

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for domestic science

  • I know it runs counter to all our fixed ideas and what we are taught in domestic-science classes.

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  • But the teacher must, in most instances, move out of her domestic-science kitchen with its little gas stoves and quart sauce-pans.

  • Some will have to be fed in the schools, and here is an opportunity for the older girls in domestic-science classes.

British Dictionary definitions for domestic science

domestic science


the study of cooking, needlework, and other subjects concerned with household skills
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