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home front

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noun
  1. the civilian sector of a nation at war when its armed forces are in combat abroad.
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Origin of home front

First recorded in 1915–20
Related formshome-front, adjective
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  • Even so, the unprecedented series of catastrophes on the home-front of America overshadows everything.

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    Alexander Blade


Word Origin and History for home front

n.

also homefront, by 1917, from home (n.) + front (n.) in the military sense. A term from World War I.

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