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 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

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

  2. Housewife(noun)

    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. Housewife(noun)

    a hussy

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

  4. Housewife(verb)

    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

How to pronounce housewife?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say housewife in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Phyllis McGinley:

    Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shop-talk of the scientist, and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past.

  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. Phyllis Mcginley:

    To be a housewife is ... a difficult, a wrenching, sometimes an ungrateful job if it is looked on only as a job. Regarded as a profession, it is the noblest as it is the most ancient of the catalogue. Let none persuade us differently or the world is lost indeed.

Images & Illustrations of housewife

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