A modern housewife.
A woman who stays home, keeps her house, cooks, cleans and takes care of her children is an example of a housewife.
- a married woman whose principal occupation is managing a household and taking care of domestic affairs
- a small sewing kit
Origin of housewifeMiddle English houswif, huswif
- A married woman who manages the household as her main occupation and whose spouse usually earns the family income.
- A small container for needles, thread, and other sewing equipment.
Origin of housewifeMiddle English houswif hous house ; see house . wif wife ; see wife .
(third-person singular simple present housewifes, present participle housewifing, simple past and past participle housewifed)
- Alternative form of housewive.