[hohm-mey-ker] /ˈhoʊmˌmeɪ kər/

a person who manages the household of his or her own family, especially as a principal occupation.
a person employed to manage a household and do household chores for others, as for the sick or elderly.
(mainly US & Canadian) a person, esp a housewife, who manages a home
(US & Canadian) a social worker who manages a household during the incapacity of the housewife

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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