Share this entry

Share this page

home economics

Syllabification: home ec·o·nom·ics

Definition of home economics in English:

plural noun

[often treated as singular]
Cooking and other aspects of household management, especially as taught at school.
Example sentences
  • When my mother was a home economics teacher she taught the full gamut of the subject, purchasing, costing, dietary values of food, how to shop in a butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers.
  • The school offers a wide range of facilities including five computer suites, art rooms, practical areas for home economics, eight science laboratories and music rooms.
  • I've never felt the need to make another metal coathook since leaving metalwork classes, but cookery and simple home economics would seem like a good thing to have in the brain.

Definition of home economics in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…