housewife definition

  • noun:
    • A woman who manages her own household as her main occupation.
    • a little container for needles, bond, also sewing gear.
    • The partner of a householder; the mistress of a family; the feminine head of children.
    • just a little instance or bag for products found in sewing, as well as other articles of feminine work; – called also hussy.
    • The spouse of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a family group.
    • just a little case or bag for materials found in sewing, and various other articles of female work; -- called additionally hussy.
    • A hussy.
    • The mistress of a household; the spouse of a householder; a female manager of domestic affairs.
    • A case for pins, needles, thread, scissors, etc.: same as hussy.
    • a wife who handles a household while her spouse earns the family income
  • verb:
    • alternate type of housewive.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to handle with ability and economy, as a housewife or other feminine supervisor; to economize.
  • others:
    • to handle like a housewife, or with skill and thrift; economize.

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