a person who owns a home.

Origin of homeowner

First recorded in 1940–45; home + owner
Related formshome·own·er·ship, home ownership, nounhome·own·ing, adjective
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Related Words for homeowner

owner, landlord, mortgagee, homeowner

Examples from the Web for homeowner

Contemporary Examples of homeowner

Historical Examples of homeowner

  • Even if no fire starts, electricity will be wasted and the homeowner will be paying for electricity that's doing no good.

British Dictionary definitions for homeowner



a person who owns the house in which he or she lives
Derived Formshomeownership, noun
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Word Origin and History for homeowner

also home-owner, 1892, American English, from home (n.) + agent noun of own (v.).

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