Huswife meaning

A small case containing scissors, thread, needles, and other sewing things.
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(said of a woman) To manage with frugality.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
huswife
Plural:
huswifes

Origin of huswife

  • From Middle English, equivalent to house +‎ wife. See also hussy.

    From Wiktionary