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[hohm-meyd] /ˈhoʊmˈmeɪd/
made or prepared at home, locally, or by the maker's own efforts:
The restaurant's pastry is homemade. Breakfast at the farmhouse always meant homemade preserves.
made in one's own country; domestic:
I prefer a homemade car to one of those foreign models.
made, contrived, or assembled by oneself; not professionally made or done; amateurish:
the plain look of homemade furniture.
Origin of homemade
1650-60; home + made Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The populace lines up on the main thoroughfare to watch hours of marching bands, homemade floats and home-crowned royalty.
  • He ate homemade lunches, lived in a modest home, never seeking personal fortune.
  • He put on performances with homemade puppets and made cartoon flip-books.
  • The earnest homemade meal looks at home in its earnest homemade pot.
  • When it comes to homemade bread, people can get intimidated.
  • Perhaps professors can help make those homemade videos better.
  • Watermarking can spot duplicate files, but not homemade pirated copies.
  • homemade organic products support healthy skin care and the environment.
  • In fact, my homemade instrument can readily detect shifts a mere thousandth of the ambient field.
  • Fresh fruit pops are one easy step beyond homemade juice bars.
Word Origin and History for homemade

also home-made, 1650s, from home (n.) + made.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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