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home front

noun
1.
the civilian sector of a nation at war when its armed forces are in combat abroad.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
Related forms
home-front, adjective
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home front

n.

also homefront, by 1917, from home (n.) + front (n.) in the military sense. A term from World War I.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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