wif·​ey ˈwī-fē How to pronounce wifey (audio)
: wife

Example Sentences

she sternly informed her husband that she did not appreciate being introduced as “the wifey” at gatherings
Recent Examples on the Web Model and popstar wifey Hailey Bieber has been caught in a whirlwind of scandals and 'mean girl' rumors surrounding her and Justin's ex Selena Gomez. Briannah Rivera, Seventeen, 1 Mar. 2023 One social media discussion pitted Harvey against fictional Cosby Show matriarch, Clair Huxtable, asserting that her assumed dating history makes Harvey less wifey material than the character played by Phylicia Rashad from 1984 to 1992. Tre’vell Anderson, Essence, 19 Dec. 2022 Go the gift-giving distance with a top-of-the-line Tesla S Plaid for wifey. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Dec. 2022 In an Instagram carousel post, the wifey-to-be took a few mirror selfies in a two-piece lilac set, complete with a cutout bandage top and tailored trousers. Ana Escalante, Glamour, 28 Jan. 2022 Stopped at this spot called LOCAL WEST for some lunchtime munchies with the wifey. cleveland, 6 July 2021 My wifey my best friend and the mother of my beautiful daughter. Madeline Holcombe And Kendall Trammell, CNN, 15 Sep. 2019 My wifey my best friend and the mother of my beautiful daughter. Madeline Holcombe And Kendall Trammell, CNN, 15 Sep. 2019 The rapper first noticed his future wifey in a magazine while he was incarcerated. Jasmine Grant, Essence, 17 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wifey was in 1786

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Cite this Entry

“Wifey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wifey. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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