Goodwife definition

go͝odwīf
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A title equivalent to Mrs., applied to a woman ranking below a lady.
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The female head of a household.
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Used formerly as a courtesy title before the surname of a married woman not of noble birth.
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A wife or a mistress of a household.
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(A title of respect for a woman).

Goodwife Hopkins.

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Noun

Singular:
goodwife
Plural:
goodwives