Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

The mistress of a household.

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Usage examples "housewife":

  1. It will prove a valuable addition to the domestic shelf of any housewife whether she be her own cook or not." - "The Myrtle Reed Cook Book", Myrtle Reed.
  2. The housewife ideal is doomed. - "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
  3. Every housewife knows prices still tend in an upward direction. - "From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography", George Edwards M.P., O.B.E..