home economics

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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.

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Origin of home economics

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

OTHER WORDS FROM home economics

home economist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for home economics

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 of home economics

home economist, noun
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