displaced homemaker



displaced homemaker (plural displaced homemakers)

  1. (Canada, US) A woman who no longer has a reliable source of income from her husband, as a result of divorce, widowhood, disability, etc.
    • 1980, Ruth Harriet Jacobs, Integrating Displaced Homemakers into the Economy (page 14)
      Peer group support is important to displaced homemakers. The Displaced Homemakers' Network has done excellent work in helping women see that their problems do not have to be chronic.