The definition of a housewife is a married woman whose job it is to stay home and care for the house, her husband and sometimes the children.(noun)
A woman who stays home, keeps her house, cooks, cleans and takes care of her children is an example of a housewife.
See housewife in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. housewives
Origin: ME houswif, huswif
See housewife in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. house·wives (-wīvzˌ)
Origin: Middle English houswif
Origin: : hous, house; see House
Origin: + wife, wife; see wife.
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