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

home′mak′ing n.


1. chiefly US and Canadian a person, esp a housewife, who manages a home
2. (Social Welfare) US and Canadian a social worker who manages a household during the incapacity of the housewife
ˈhomeˌmaking n, adj


(ˈhoʊmˌmeɪ kər)

a person who manages the household of his or her own family, esp. as a principal occupation.
home′-mak`ing, n., adj.
usage: See housewife.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homemaker - a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family incomehomemaker - a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage


n ama de casa
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Homemakers joining the workforce and those trying to carve a niche in the job market are the focus of a vocational skills course currently accepting applicants at College of the Canyons.
Court Homemakers were introduced to the cricket club by former chairman Bill Shurmer, who had two bathrooms installed by the firm at his Hartlepool home.
People of all ages and backgrounds are involved in the program, including lawyers, police officers, retirees and homemakers.