Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.


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

home′mak′ing n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


n ama de casa
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Homemaker Chanchal Kapur also expressed hope Eeand requested for reduction of the price of daily use items.
The DAP man, who is defending his seat this GE14, said the PH federal government would contribute RM600 a year to each homemaker while her spouse will contribute 2 per cent of their monthly income.
Asked if a homemaker can also participate she said: "Of course homemakers can participate in the initiative.
Goa, India, August 13, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Helping The Homemaker announces the successful launch of GLAMPS - Menu Planner and Shopping List Generator
Even at minimum wage, paying a homemaker for the hours they put in would cost up to [euro]25,000 a year.
And we at homemaker decided to bring a breath of fresh air into all of our lives with some sunny, spring features and this weekend's homemaker Spring special, with ideas for inside and outside and some great tips and ideas whether you're buying, selling or improving not moving.
Homemaker advocates expats to invest only in property back in their home country, really!
The Christian Homemaker's Handbook provides a fine reference tool for homemaking, blending Scripture teachings and instructions for projects with a manual designed for modern Christian women and their homes.
It said the letter was written after the "homemaker" was allegedly threatened by a consulate employee and that in mid-2012, she had tried to help a "Malayali woman who was lured to Ajman with the offer of a maid job at a Malayali doctor's house in Dubai.
Marion Schollard, 86, thought she was getting a good deal by hiring a state-subsidized homemaker to provide some cleaning and other services.
HERIZONS: The tag line to Radical Homemaker is "Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture." Given the ways domesticity has been used to confine women to the private sphere, does domesticity really need to be reclaimed?