What does the word housewife mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Myrtle Reed
  2. The housewife ideal is doomed. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  3. Every housewife knows prices still tend in an upward direction. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.