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housewifely

[hous-wahyf-lee]
adjective
  1. of, like, or befitting a housewife.
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Origin of housewifely

1300–50; Middle English. See housewife, -ly
Related formshouse·wife·li·ness, nounun·house·wife·ly, adjective
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Examples from the Web for housewifely

Historical Examples of housewifely

  • Next, in her housewifely zeal, Cis started in to improve the kitchen.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

    Eleanor Gates

  • She is thoughtful and serious; the housewifely instinct is awaking in her bosom.

  • Mallory was touched by this new revelation of her future housewifely thrift.

    Excuse Me!

    Rupert Hughes

  • She locked the door, and then drew out her housewifely bunch of keys.

  • I reassured her housewifely scruples, and came to the point at once.

    Vendetta

    Marie Corelli


British Dictionary definitions for housewifely

housewifely

adjective
  1. prudent and neat; domestichousewifely virtues
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Derived Formshousewifeliness, noun
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