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homemaker

[hohm-mey-ker] /ˈhoʊmˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person who manages the household of his or her own family, especially as a principal occupation.
2.
a person employed to manage a household and do household chores for others, as for the sick or elderly.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; home + maker
Can be confused
homemaker, housewife (see usage note at housewife)
Usage note
1. See housewife.
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  • Registration of homemaker-companion agencies required.
  • Drew is a homemaker, supported by the income of her husband.
  • Unless independently wealthy, few single adults have the option of becoming a permanent homemaker.
British Dictionary definitions for homemaker

homemaker

/ˈhəʊmˌmeɪkə/
noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) a person, esp a housewife, who manages a home
2.
(US & Canadian) a social worker who manages a household during the incapacity of the housewife
Derived Forms
homemaking, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for homemaker
n.

also home-maker, "woman considered as a domestic agent," by 1861, American English, from home (n.) + agent noun from make (v.).

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