- made or prepared at home, locally, or by the maker's own efforts: The restaurant's pastry is homemade. Breakfast at the farmhouse always meant homemade preserves.
- made in one's own country; domestic: I prefer a homemade car to one of those foreign models.
- made, contrived, or assembled by oneself; not professionally made or done; amateurish: the plain look of homemade furniture.
Origin of homemade
Examples from the Web for home-made
Contemporary Examples of home-made
In the simulation, there were multiple attackers, including a truck bomb, suicide bombers and the home-made bombs known as IEDs.The Suspect Remains at Large, But the Lockdown Was a Big Success
April 19, 2013
Jeff Bliss shares his memories of working with her—and her home-made cookies.Farewell to Mrs. Cleaver
October 17, 2010
Perhaps with his—or her—body cavity filled with home-made explosives?An Utterly Useless Warning
Edward N. Luttwak
February 4, 2010
Historical Examples of home-made
He dumped another bucket of slops into the home-made trough.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
"And when you achieve the fine loaf, you may revel in home-made rolls," I answered.Culture and Cooking
He waved Corinne aside and continued his experiments with the home-made robot.Weak on Square Roots
It was not a home-made whistle now, but a fiddle bought out of his wages.The Manxman
And most of the things you see here are home-made, during the long winters.The Princess Virginia
C. N. Williamson
- (esp of cakes, jam, and other foods) made at home or on the premises, esp of high-quality ingredients
- crudely fashioned