- 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.
A woman who stays home, keeps her house, cooks, cleans and takes care of her children is an example of a housewife.
A modern housewife.
housewife definition by Webster's New World
- a woman, esp. a married woman, whose principal occupation is managing a household and taking care of domestic affairs
- a small sewing kit
Origin: Middle English houswif, huswif
housewife definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. house·wives
- A woman who manages her own household as her main occupation.
- A small container for needles, thread, and other sewing equipment.
Origin: Middle English houswif : hous, house; see House + wife, wife; see wife.