the establishment or management of a home; duties of a homemaker.


of or relating to the management of a home: homemaking tasks.

Origin of homemaking

First recorded in 1885–90; home + making
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Examples from the Web for homemaking

Contemporary Examples of homemaking

  • The idea behind her homemaking philosophy is to present recipes that women on the go can make without a whole lot of fuss.

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    New York's Next First Lady?

    Jacob Bernstein

    April 21, 2010

Historical Examples of homemaking

  • There they were taught, by practical experience, the art of homemaking.

    The New Education

    Scott Nearing

  • She was brought up on the theory that a woman's only legitimate profession is homemaking.

    Dear Enemy

    Jean Webster

  • Housekeeping and homemaking, in all its ways, was her lovable talent.

    Remember the Alamo

    Amelia E. Barr

  • The homemaking expert we are training will have a better plan.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls

    Marguerite Stockman Dickson

  • Choice and not necessity must be the rule in all our training for homemaking.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls

    Marguerite Stockman Dickson