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home economics

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.


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


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Derived Forms

  • home economist, noun
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Other Words From

  • home economist noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of home economics1

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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Example Sentences

A home economics class with a focus on finance and budgeting would have been one of the most useful classes I can imagine.

One of my biggest complaints about my high school education—and there were many—was the absence of a home economics class.

Here are some numbers that suggest to me that we need more emphasis on home economics in high school.

For this reason it becomes necessary to resist certain narrownesses in certain phases of home economics.

Most of them, besides taking a degree in Home Economics, took likewise a degree in Education.

At the University of Missouri the first crop of graduates in home economics was gathered in the spring of 1910.

So much for the “money sense in expenditure” which a full home economics course adds to “academic” education.

We revert now finally to the “manual arts” which a full course in home economics adds to an “academic” education.

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