- a person who manages the household of his or her own family, especially as a principal occupation.
- a person employed to manage a household and do household chores for others, as for the sick or elderly.
Origin of homemaker
1. See housewife.
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Examples from the Web for homemaker
Rubenstein grew up in Baltimore, where his father made $7,000 a year working for the post office, and his mother was a homemaker.Patriotic Philanthropy: Not an Oxymoron
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Her father was a sociology and education professor at UCLA; her mother was “a homemaker with creative tendencies.”Kim Gordon: Going Solo After Sonic Youth, and Why She Identifies With ‘Girls’
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She was a homemaker for 13 years, until all the last child was in school full-time, then plunged into law.Hillary Supporters Should Want to Complete Ferraro’s Unfinished Business
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Nezar too was a homemaker in Homs who arrived in Jordan last year.Syrians Selling Their Teenage Daughters to Saudi 'Husbands'
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Instead, she took a very different path—evangelical Christian, homemaker, and education pioneer.Who Is Mrs. “Legitimate Rape”? Meet Todd Akin’s Wife, Lulli
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This is the offer of the Home Bureau to the homemaker of to-day.The Farmer and His Community
There is not a single part of education that may not be useful to the homemaker.The American Country Girl
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She would not be a success as a homemaker under any circumstances.Vocational Guidance for Girls
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As a homemaker, the quilt is a most capable tool lying ready at the hand of every woman.Quilts
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The woman must be the housewife, the helpmeet of the homemaker, the wise and fearless mother of many healthy children.Successful Methods of Public Speaking
- mainly US and Canadian a person, esp a housewife, who manages a home
- US and Canadian a social worker who manages a household during the incapacity of the housewife
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Word Origin and History for homemaker
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