wifey

noun

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

Examples of wifey in a Sentence

she sternly informed her husband that she did not appreciate being introduced as “the wifey” at gatherings
Recent Examples on the Web Sage takes a bath and relaxes on the couch with my wifey, Devon. Ilana Kaplan, New York Times, 9 Sep. 2023 Now, wifey Jennifer Lopez is boasting about his parenting skills. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2023 My wifey my best friend and the mother of my beautiful daughter. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 18 Apr. 2023 Whatever light mirth there was in watching the participants subject themselves to the ridiculous parameters of the game — then seeing at least one seemingly wholesome couple emerge from it — is dissipated by the key players’ status-jockeying about their wifey or girlfriend position. Washington Post, 28 July 2021 Whatever light mirth there was in watching the participants subject themselves to the ridiculous parameters of the game - then seeing at least one seemingly wholesome couple emerge from it - is dissipated by the key players’ status-jockeying about their wifey or girlfriend position. Inkoo Kang, Anchorage Daily News, 28 July 2021 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

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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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“Wifey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wifey. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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