Suzy Homemaker

Suzy Homemaker

A woman who pursues, personifies, or is characterized by the traits associated with a conventional housewife, especially as depicted in the 1950s and '60s. The name comes from a toy line of functional miniature kitchen and household appliances sold in the late 1960s. Primarily heard in US. All my life I've just wanted to be a little Suzy Homemaker exactly like the women in my grandmother's magazines. Steph is such a Suzy Homemaker that I always feel self-conscious whenever she comes over to my disheveled house. More and more women are ditching the idea of becoming Miss Suzy Homemaker, instead embracing adventure, ambitious careers, and unconventional lifestyles.
See also: Suzy

Suzy Homemaker

n. a personification of the quintessential female American housewife. (During the 1960s, this was a brand of child-sized kitchen appliances and also a doll of the same name.) Well, aren’t you just Miss Suzy Homemaker! You’re even wearing an apron!
See also: Suzy
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Peril is the founder and editor of the zine, Mystery Date, as well as a columnist for BUST magazine, where she's the curator of the "Museum of Femorabilia," the column in which she recounts the story behind everything from delinquent girl novels like the Girls in Trouble romance novels by Alison Hart to 'girls' toys' like the Suzy Homemaker line.
I was there for less than an hour when I broke the flush on the toilet, and had been in situ for less than 24 before I found extra toilet paper, the cat litter tray (I just knew it wasn't my socks), burned a hole in my friend's shirt in an unsuccessful attempt at being Suzy Homemaker, got a DVD stuck in the player and dropped a full carton of milk on a carpeted floor.
Home appeal: The quartet weren't Suzy Homemakers but urbane and seductive singletons whose snazzy homes reflected their personalities and frenetic pace of their lives.