What does housewife mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word housewife.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. housewife, homemaker, lady of the house, woman of the house(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. housewife(Noun)

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

  2. housewife(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Housewife(noun)

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

  2. Housewife(noun)

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

  3. Housewife(noun)

    a hussy

  4. Housewife(verb)

    alt. of Housewive

  5. Origin: [House + wife. Cf. Hussy.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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. Marilyn Monroe:

    I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.

  2. Bethenny Frankel:

    Real Housewife it was way more constricting — it was like directing traffic.

  3. Kan Yuenyong:

    What is simpler than a Yingluck in her garden presenting herself as a housewife and one of the people?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of housewife

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

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