homemaker

[ hohm-mey-ker ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌmeɪ kər /

noun

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

First recorded in 1885–90; home + maker

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH homemaker

homemaker housewife (see usage note at housewife)

usage note for homemaker

1. See housewife.
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British Dictionary definitions for homemaker

homemaker
/ (ˈhəʊmˌmeɪkə) /

noun

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

Derived forms of homemaker

homemaking, noun, adjective
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