noun, plural good·wives [goo d-wahyvz] /ˈgʊdˌwaɪvz/.
Examples from the Web for goodwife
The parson looked puzzled, Goodwife Kendall looked surprised.Maid Sally|Harriet A. Cheever
Said the goodwife, "Aoirig, poor woman, it is not the hour for ancient old sgeuls; be thinking of a canny going."The Lost Pibroch|Neil Munro
The goodwife of the other side of the gate has lost a horn spoon.
The goodwife Asdis sent for her men, and Atli's corpse was laid out, and he was buried beside his father.The Story of Grettir The Strong|Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
After goodwife Knapp was executed, as soon as she was cut downe.The Witchcraft Delusion In Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697)|John M. Taylor