Definition of home economics in English:

home economics

plural noun

  • often treated as singular Cooking and other aspects of household management, especially as taught at school.

    • ‘Ogler wants to study psychology next year and said her best subjects, other than history, were home economics and biology.’
    • ‘Next came home economics, and was surprisingly taught my a man.’
    • ‘My eldest sister had studied home economics in the late sixties.’
    • ‘The work will involve the refurbishment of specialist rooms at the school - woodwork, metalwork, science and home economics.’
    • ‘On returning, though still an undergraduate, he tutored in qualitative analysis, at which he excelled; and also taught a course for students of home economics.’
    • ‘There is a modern wood-work/construction studies section and home economics and technical graphics rooms all equipped and fitted to the highest standards.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They then took part in some wartime lessons, including baking some rock cakes in home economics, doing PT, learning German in readiness for an invasion and looking at war artefacts.’
    • ‘On the other hand, home economics was virtually empty, with Miss Orton teaching to a small knot of girls made to do the cookery class by their parents.’
    • ‘For the most part, the curriculum at this elementary school is typical: social studies, math, science, music, art, gym and home economics.’
    • ‘The programme is also looking at material needed for practical subjects like woodwork, bricklaying and home economics so that it can look at its budget for learner support material.’
    • ‘I had all the usual classes, plus physical education and home economics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘A lot of them were harder than I thought they'd be, especially home economics last Friday,’ she said.’
    • ‘At Junior Certificate level, deadlines are looming for home economics and metalwork projects, and practicals in home economics and music are set to begin at the end of the month.’
    • ‘Girls continue to out-perform right across the board, scooping more high grades than boys in a whole range of subjects from maths and science through to home economics and French.’
    • ‘To this end, he was going to choose home economics as a subject at school, but his mother stepped in, offering him 100 bucks to take drama instead.’
    • ‘As well as taking the oral exams, teachers also oversee practical examinations in subjects including music and home economics, between February and May.’
    • ‘The purpose of the competition is to provide recognition for home economics in schools, increase students' culinary and creative skills as well as to encourage the use of local products.’
    household management, domestic work, domestic duties, homemaking, the running of the home
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home economics

/ˈˌhoʊm ɛkəˈnɑmɪks/