- housewife ► NOUN (pl. housewives) ▪ a married woman whose main occupation is caring for her family and running the household.DERIVATIVES housewifely adjective housewifery noun.
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Housewifery — House wif er*y, n. The business of the mistress of a family; female management of domestic concerns. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
housewifery — [hous′wīf΄ər ē] n. the work or function of a housewife; housekeeping … English World dictionary
housewifery — noun see housewife … New Collegiate Dictionary
housewifery — /hows wuy feuh ree, wuyf ree/, n. the function or work of a housewife; housekeeping. [1400 50; late ME huswyfery. See HOUSEWIFE, ERY] * * * … Universalium
housewifery — noun a) The state of being a housewife b) Skills as a housewife or homemaker … Wiktionary
housewifery — houseÂ·wifÂ·erÂ·y || haÊŠswaÉªfÉ™rÉª n. housekeeping, work of a housewife … English contemporary dictionary
housewifery — house·wife·ry … English syllables
housewifery — house•wif•er•y [[t]ˈhaʊsˌwaɪ fə ri, ˌwaɪf ri[/t]] n. the function or work of a housewife; housekeeping • Etymology: 1400–50 … From formal English to slang
housewifery — /ˈhaʊswɪfəri/ (say howswifuhree) noun the function or work of a housewife; housekeeping … Australian English dictionary
housewifery — n. 1 housekeeping. 2 skill in this, housecraft … Useful english dictionary