What does the word housewifery mean?

Usage examples for housewifery

  1. She attended to a few closing details of housewifery, and a few minutes later they retired for the night. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  2. In the lives of most women, of the vast majority, the clatter and clash of housewifery prelude and postlude the spring song of their years. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  3. Our servants are more or less as we make them, and it is frequently the case that the mistress herself needs a course of instruction before she is capable of rightly instructing her maid- a course which shall embrace not only housewifery, but the cultivation of self- command, patience, wisdom, consideration, and that power which comes only with knowledge. – The Complete Home by Various