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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
noun pl. housewives
- a woman, esp. a married woman, whose principal occupation is managing a household and taking care of domestic affairs
- a small sewing kit
Origin: ME houswif, huswif
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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.