housewifely

[ hous-wahyf-lee ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf li /

adjective

of, like, or befitting a housewife.

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Origin of housewifely

1300–50; Middle English. See housewife, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM housewifely

house·wife·li·ness, nounun·house·wife·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for housewifely

housewifely
/ (ˈhaʊsˌwaɪflɪ) /

adjective

prudent and neat; domestichousewifely virtues

Derived forms of housewifely

housewifeliness, noun
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