noun, plural good·wives [good-wahyvz]. /ˈgʊdˌwaɪvz/.
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He was disguised as a woman, and appeared to be a simple old peasant goodwife.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Goodman and goodwife were in those days used in the same way as Mr. and Mrs. are now.Notes and Queries for Worcestershire|John Noake
Goodwife Hunter was gagged and made to stand in the stocks for "Sundry exhorbitance of ye toung."Ocean to Ocean on Horseback|Willard Glazier
Then my father looked in at the door and said, "'Tis time, goodwife, for young folks to be abed."Constance Sherwood|Lady Georgiana Fullerton
Once a "goodwife" by the name of Alice Flynt was required to show that she was worth money enough to be able to wear a silk hood.The Story of American History|Albert F. Blaisdell