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.]

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
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say housewife in sign language?

  1. housewife

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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