goodwife definition

  • noun:
    • Archaic The female head of children.
    • Archaic applied previously as a courtesy subject before the surname of a married lady perhaps not of noble beginning.
    • a lady mind of a family group
    • The mistress of a property.
    • The mistress of a household; girl of your home: correlative of goodman.
  • adjective:
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