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  1. housewivesnoun

    Plural form of housewife.


  1. housewives

    A housewife (also known as a homemaker or a stay-at-home mother/mom/mum) is a woman whose role is running or managing her family's home—housekeeping, which includes caring for her children; cleaning and maintaining the home; making, buying and/or mending clothes for the family; buying, cooking, and storing food for the family; buying goods that the family needs for everyday life; partially or solely managing the family budget—and who is not employed outside the home (i.e., a career woman). The male equivalent is the househusband. Webster's Dictionary defines a housewife as a married woman who is in charge of her household. The British Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (1901) defines a housewife as "the mistress of a household; a female domestic manager [...]". In British English, a small sewing kit is also sometimes called a huswif,: 115  housewife or hussif.In the Western world, stereotypical gender roles, particularly for women, were challenged by the feminist movement in the latter 20th century to allow women to choose whether to be homemakers or to have a career. Changing economics also increased the prevalence of two-income households.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of housewives in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of housewives in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of housewives in a Sentence

  1. Ben Oduro:

    I just want to see what the fanfare is all about, that book is a no-no in my world. Being a black male and reading a book where the demographic is more 'Desperate Housewives' or women in general is a ticket to be laughed at.

  2. Brandi Glanville:

    This season, when you are watching ‘Housewives,’ you get to see the Lisa I knew from Day One and how strategic and planning [she is], i feel like her whole house of cards is going to crash down.

  3. Lisa Vanderpump:

    It’s just warming up on ‘Housewives,’ but ‘Vanderpump Rules’ is in full, fast and furious mode, i think (on’ Vanderpump Rules’) there were some deeper issues that we really dealt with this year.

  4. Kang Byung-Oh:

    Housewives are increasingly having bread and coffee for brunch late morning instead of rice and kimchi.

  5. Hoda Kotb:

    It’s not unforgivable but I think it’s going to take some good PR, look, you can’t compare Brian Williams and the ‘Housewives’ but everyone should be forgiven.

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