What does housewife mean?

Definitions for housewife
ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf or, usu., ˈhʌz ɪf for 2 ; -ˌwaɪvz or, usu., -ɪfs or -ɪvz for 2house·wife

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. housewife, homemaker, lady of the house, woman of the housenoun

    a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income

Wiktionary

  1. housewifenoun

    The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household.

  2. housewifenoun

    A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; called also hussy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Housewifenoun

    the wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household

    Etymology: [House + wife. Cf. Hussy.]

  2. Housewifenoun

    a little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; -- called also hussy

    Etymology: [House + wife. Cf. Hussy.]

  3. Housewifenoun

    a hussy

    Etymology: [House + wife. Cf. Hussy.]

  4. Housewifeverb

    alt. of Housewive

    Etymology: [House + wife. Cf. Hussy.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. housewife

    See HUZ-ZIF.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'housewife' in Nouns Frequency: #3019

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of housewife in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of housewife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of housewife in a Sentence

  1. Katharine Hepburn:

    Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it . I would have made a terrible mother.

  2. Michael Rapaport:

    I consider Bethenny Frankel to be the greatest' Housewife.' I equate her as the Michael Jordan of' Housewives' because of The New Edition Story, The New Edition Story that she left the show in her prime and was bigger, stronger and more powerful than ever.

  3. Nazma Khatun:

    After I got married, I stayed at home as a housewife, now I am teaching in this school alongside pursuing my graduate studies.

  4. Frances Beatrix Spade:

    House of Cards, is Spade’s niece. In the same 1999 interview with the Boston Globe, Spade, who had five siblings, told the newspaper her father owned a construction company and her mother was a housewife. To say the least, Spade, who recalled times of rummaging through her mother’s jewelry drawer and wearing overalls around the house, never expected to one day become a fashion expert. When I was a kid, I didn't even know Chanel. I would have called it Channel.

  5. Fumiko Kasai:

    At first I saw nothing strange about a housewife doing a low-paid part-time job, but no matter how hard I worked, my salary would not rise much even as I bear the responsibility as a team leader. I don't want employers to treat temporary workers as cheap labor force for the sake of cutting personnel costs.

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