Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who manages a household, especially as one's main daily activity.

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  • noun US A person who maintains the upkeep of his or her residence, especially one who is not employed outside the home.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income

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Examples

  • The edge of any crisis can be smoothed when the homemaker is there to keep the home fires burning and provide some kind of regularity in life.

    Peace in the Storm

  • The edge of any crisis can be smoothed when the homemaker is there to keep the home fires burning and provide some kind of regularity in life.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I also agree that being a homemaker is a matter of beliefs, not economics.

    The Good News

  • The second thing that helps the homemaker is the appearance of the home itself.

    Two Things For the Homemaker

  • The second thing that helps the homemaker is the appearance of the home itself.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Proper meals are never cooked, and the homemaker is always rushing around playing catch-up, trying to make it appear that she has been homemaking all day.

    Better At Home

  • Proper meals are never cooked, and the homemaker is always rushing around playing catch-up, trying to make it appear that she has been homemaking all day.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • I think the comments about getting busy and enjoy being a homemaker is the best defense against anyone who tries to discourage.

    Don't Give Up

  • In actual fact, the homemaker is doing some of it for financial reasons, because her actions help the husband's money stay in the family instead of going out the door for every product or service.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • In actual fact, the homemaker is doing some of it for financial reasons, because her actions help the husband's money stay in the family instead of going out the door for every product or service.

    When Children Are Grown

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