housewifery

[ hous-wahy-fuh-ree, -wahyf-ree ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌwaɪ fə ri, -ˌwaɪf ri /

noun

the function or work of a housewife; housekeeping.

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Origin of housewifery

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