goodwife

noun

good·​wife ˈgu̇d-ˌwīf How to pronounce goodwife (audio)
1
archaic : the mistress of a household
2
archaic : mrs.

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of goodwife was in the 13th century

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“Goodwife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goodwife. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

goodwife

noun
good·​wife -ˌwīf How to pronounce goodwife (audio)
1
archaic : the mistress of a household
2
archaic : mrs.
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