home economics

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noun
  1. the art and science of home management.
  2. a college curriculum usually including studies in nutrition, the purchase, preparation, and service of food, interior design, clothing and textiles, child development, family relationships, and household economics.

Origin of home economics

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Related formshome economist, noun
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home economics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular or plural) the study of diet, budgeting, child care, textiles, and other subjects concerned with running a home
Derived Formshome economist, noun
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