- of, like, or befitting a housewife.
Origin of housewifely
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for housewifely
Next, in her housewifely zeal, Cis started in to improve the kitchen.The Rich Little Poor Boy
She is thoughtful and serious; the housewifely instinct is awaking in her bosom.Child Life In Town And Country
Mallory was touched by this new revelation of her future housewifely thrift.Excuse Me!
She locked the door, and then drew out her housewifely bunch of keys.A Country Sweetheart
I reassured her housewifely scruples, and came to the point at once.Vendetta
- prudent and neat; domestichousewifely virtues
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012