a term for a housewife or stay at home mom. (or dad)
My mom doesn't work in an office, she's a domestic engineer.
Domestic Engineers don't get enough credit for all the work they do in the house.
by maryf September 02, 2006
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An alternative description for a Housewife / Househusband, a job that is often undervalued as it is unpaid and not within the formal workplace. The role typically includes caring for children as well as being a Cook, Cleaner, Laundress / Laundryman, Chauffeur, Teacher, Nurse, Secretary and Counsellor.
I am not just a Housewife, I am a Domestic Engineer!
by KLieberman January 31, 2015
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An individual who encompasses all of the titles and fulfills all of the duties of the home. I.e. child rearing, house cleaning, chef/culinary, finances/bills, etc.
Domestic engineers of the 21st century are becoming more recognized for their abilities.
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A fictional occupation.

A person who has no occupation other than housework, yet still wants to appear to be useful, may decide to refer to herself/himself as a "domestic engineer". Such people are also overheard referring to themselves as "professionals" etc.

However official the title "domestic engineer" may sound, there is no engineering involved, and there is no formal education required to obtain this title.
Actual Engineer: What is your occupation? Do you have a degree?
Domestic Engineer: I'm a domestic engineer, and I have an associate's degree in liberal arts.
Actual Engineer: So you're unemployed and you're not an engineer.
Domestic Engineer: <cough> uhmmm...
by arghargh August 03, 2011
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A new science invented by a high school senior at Richland Collegiate High School.

After noticing most Engineers are men she decided to try and promote engineering for women. Unfortunately, most of the women didn't understand how they could make a sandwich with mechanical engineering, or even what mechanical engineering was.

In response to her failure, she founded this new academic science specifically for women. Domestic engineering is the design of all the household necessities not already designed by men. These include, and are limited to, sandwiches or babies.
I'm glad that chick finally got knocked up, maybe now she'll drop up and take up Domestic Engineering like a real woman.
by PedanticRagingAssHole November 22, 2010
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