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housewifery

[hous-wahy-fuh-ree, -wahyf-ree]
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noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • No one with a high respect for housewifery could have written that line.

    Tolstoy on Shakespeare

    Leo Tolstoy

  • What had she to do with a husband, and housewifery, and the bearing of children?

    Regiment of Women

    Clemence Dane

  • Order in time and place are studied further in the chapter on Housewifery.

  • Cooking, sewing, and housewifery are a part of the school work.

  • For the child wife must be taught the duties of housewifery.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard