homemade [hohm-meyd] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- or prepared at , locally, or by the maker’s own efforts: The restaurant’s pastry is homemade. Breakfast at the farmhouse always meant homemade preserves.
- in one’s own country; domestic: I prefer a homemade car to one of those foreign models.
- , contrived, or assembled by oneself; not professionally or done; amateurish: the plain look of homemade furniture.
Origin of homemade First recorded in 1650–60;+ Examples from the Web for home-made Contemporary Examples of home-made
In the simulation, there were multiple attackers, including a truck bomb, suicide bombers and the home-made bombs known as IEDs.
April 19, 2013
Jeff Bliss shares his memories of working with her—and her home-made cookies.
October 17, 2010
Perhaps with his—or her—body cavity filled with home-made explosives?
Edward N. Luttwak
February 4, 2010
Historical Examples of home-made
He dumped another bucket of slops into the home-made trough.
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
“And when you achieve the fine loaf, you may revel in home-made rolls,” I answered.
He waved Corinne aside and continued his experiments with the home-made robot.
It was not a home-made whistle now, but a fiddle bought out of his wages.
And most of the things you see here are home-made, during the long winters.
C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for home-made home-made adjective
- (esp of cakes, jam, and other foods) made at home or on the premises, esp of high-quality ingredients
- crudely fashioned
Word Origin and History for home-made homemade adj.
also home-made, 1650s, from(n.) + .