homemade [hohm-meyd] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. made or prepared at home, locally, or by the maker’s own efforts: The restaurant’s pastry is homemade. Breakfast at the farmhouse always meant homemade preserves.
  2. made in one’s own country; domestic: I prefer a homemade car to one of those foreign models.
  3. made, contrived, or assembled by oneself; not professionally made or done; amateurish: the plain look of homemade furniture.

Origin of homemade First recorded in 1650–60; home + made 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.

    The Suspect Remains at Large, But the Lockdown Was a Big Success

    Eli Lake

    April 19, 2013

  • Jeff Bliss shares his memories of working with her—and her home-made cookies.

    Farewell to Mrs. Cleaver

    Jeff Bliss

    October 17, 2010

  • Perhaps with his—or her—body cavity filled with home-made explosives?

    An Utterly Useless Warning

    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.

    Culture and Cooking

    Catherine Owen

  • He waved Corinne aside and continued his experiments with the home-made robot.

    Weak on Square Roots

    Russell Burton

  • It was not a home-made whistle now, but a fiddle bought out of his wages.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • And most of the things you see here are home-made, during the long winters.

    The Princess Virginia

    C. N. Williamson

  • British Dictionary definitions for home-made home-made adjective

    1. (esp of cakes, jam, and other foods) made at home or on the premises, esp of high-quality ingredients
    2. crudely fashioned

    Word Origin and History for home-made homemade adj.

    also home-made, 1650s, from home (n.) + made.

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