Housewife

Definition of Housewife

House´wife`   Pronunciation: Usually pronounced .
n.1.The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household.
He a good husband, a good housewife she.
- Dryden.
2.A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; - called also hussy.
3.A hussy.
Sailor's housewife
a ditty-bag.
v. t.1.To manage with skill and economy, as a housewife or other female manager; to economize.
Conferred those moneys on the nuns, which since they have well housewived.
- Fuller.

Related Words

homemaker, lady of the house, married woman, wife, woman of the house
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