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housewife

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noun house·wife \ˈhau̇s-ˌwīf; especially 2 & in early poetry ˈhə-zəf or -səf\

Simple Definition of housewife

  • : a married woman who stays at home, does cleaning, cooking, etc., and does not have another job outside the home

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of housewife

plural housewives play \ˈhau̇s-ˌwīvz also ˈhau̇z-ˌwīvz; ˈhə-zəfs, -zəvz, -səfs, -səvz\

  1. 1 :  a married woman in charge of a household

  2. 2 :  a pocket-size container for small articles (as thread)

housewifeliness play \-lē-nəs\ noun
housewifely play \-lē\ adjective
housewifery play \-ˌwī-f(ə-)rē; British -(ˌ)wi-f(ə-)rē also ˈhə-zə-frē\ noun
housewifey play \ˈhau̇s-ˌwī-fē\ adjective

13th Century

First Known Use of housewife

13th century


HOUSEWIFE Defined for Kids

housewife

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noun house·wife \ˈhau̇s-ˌwīf\

Definition of housewife for Students

plural housewives \-ˌwīvz\

  1. :  a married woman in charge of a household




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