home economics


noun

the art and science of home management.
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 forms

home economist, noun
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home economics


noun

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

Derived Forms

home economist, noun
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