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Definitions of housewife

  1. a wife who who manages a household while her husband earns the family income Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A hussy. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Alt. of Housewive Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; - called also hussy. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The mistress of a home; one who manages domestic affairs; a small case for sewing materials. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Housewifely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The mistress of a house: a female domestic manager. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A small case for articles of female work, properly spelt HUSSIF (which see). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Mistress of a family; domestic manager. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The mistress of a household. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The mistress of a family; a female domestic manager; a little case for articles of female work, pronounced huzzif. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The mistress of a house who is a good manager; a little case for needles, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; -- called also hussy. mso.anu.edu.au
  15. Mistress of family, (good, bad) domestic economist, (howswif); (huzif) case for needles, thread, &c. Hence housewifely a. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. The mistress of a family;—a little case or bag for materials used in sewing, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. The mistress of a family; a female oeconomist; one skilled in female business. Complete Dictionary

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