noun, plural house·wives [hous-wahyvz] /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪvz/.
verb (used with or without object), house·wifed, house·wif·ing.
Origin of housewife
Examples from the Web for housewife
Right back into that housewife position I was in in the first place.Julianna Margulies's Favorite 'The Good Wife' Scenes|Julianna Margulies|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He simply glanced up at the author of So Big and Show Boat and then wrote “Housewife.”
The 37-year-old was raised in a village outside of Kiev by his mother, a housewife, and his father, a construction manager.
On a cool December evening in 2011, an Egyptian housewife woke up screaming in her bed.
She is an adult and just a housewife from the suburbs to these people.‘Mad Men’ Season Premiere: Matthew Weiner on the ‘The Doorway’ & More|Jace Lacob|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This housewife, in saying the above, echoed the sentiments of many others.
They will doubtless give the housewife other ideas as to ways of preparing candies from this foundation material.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
All stories, or most of them, end before the heroine develops the neurosis of the housewife.The Nervous Housewife|Abraham Myerson
Even on Côte Gelée the housewife has persuaded le vieux to lay aside his gun, and the early potatoes are already planted.Bonaventure|George Washington Cable
The housewife, and the daughters or handmaids, crushed or ground the grain and prepared the bread or cakes.
British Dictionary definitions for housewife
noun plural -wives
Word Origin and History for housewife
early 13c., husewif, "woman, usually married, in charge of a family or household" (cf. husebonde; see husband), from huse "house" (see house (n.)) + wif "woman" (see wife). Also see hussy. Related: Housewifely.