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homemaking

[hohm-mey-king] /ˈhoʊmˌmeɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the establishment or management of a home; duties of a homemaker.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the management of a home:
homemaking tasks.
Origin of homemaking
1885-1890
1885-90; home + making
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  • Training for homemaking, then, must go hand in hand with training for some phase of industrial life.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • There they were taught, by practical experience, the art of homemaking.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • The art work of the schools may also contribute generously to the body of homemaking knowledge.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • She was brought up on the theory that a woman's only legitimate profession is homemaking.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • Office work may prove an excellent training for certain phases of homemaking work.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • The homemaking expert we are training will have a better plan.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • Marriage and homemaking, therefore, are no longer inseparably connected in the woman's mind.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • Choice and not necessity must be the rule in all our training for homemaking.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • As for the more strenuous tasks connected with homemaking, they served as natural and pleasurable vents for her surplus energy.

    Shifting Sands Sara Ware Bassett

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