housewifery

[hous-wahy-fuh-ree, -wahyf-ree]

noun

the function or work of a housewife; housekeeping.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. housetop,
  2. housewares,
  3. housewarming,
  4. housewife,
  5. housewifely,
  6. housewifey,
  7. housework,
  8. houseworker,
  9. housewrecker,
  10. housey-housey

Origin of housewifery

First recorded in 1400–50, housewifery is from the late Middle English word huswyfery. See housewife, -ery

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