home economics

noun
1.
the art and science of home management.
2.
a college curriculum usually including studies in nutrition, the purchase, preparation, and service of food, interior design, clothing and textiles, child development, family relationships, and household economics.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

home economist, noun
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home economics
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) the study of diet, budgeting, child care, textiles, and other subjects concerned with running a home
 
home economist
 
n

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Example sentences
Oddly, his revolutionary leanings had a strong foundation in home economics.
It never really caught on, but it's now seen as a precursor to home economics.
Part of the appeal is that even when supply and demand turn sour, home economics makes sense.
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