One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The study of household skills such as cooking or sewing, especially as taught at school; home economics.
household management, domestic work, domestic duties, homemaking, the running of the homeView synonyms
- ‘I teach domestic science and we're in the school every morning at 8am preparing for classes to come in.’
- ‘The girls also studied domestic science - which included cooking, knitting and sewing - while the boys did woodwork.’
- ‘Her own domestic science lessons had been conducted by a very strict teacher.’
- ‘We did cooking as part of our domestic science class and I got into trouble for burning something.’
- ‘The aroma of freshly baked scones wafting along a corridor from the domestic science suite is accompanied by enthusiasm from one of the staff.’
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