[wahyf-hoo d]


the state of being a wife.
wifely character or quality; wifeliness.

Origin of wifehood

1350–1400; Middle English wifhood, Old English wīfhād. See wife, -hood
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Examples from the Web for wifehood

Historical Examples of wifehood

  • It was no trivial task, she saw, to face Jeff's wife and drag her back to wifehood.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • She accepts the disadvantages of wifehood and foregoes the advantages.


    Cleveland Moffett

  • Shall these women, it is asked, be denied motherhood as well as wifehood?

    The Family and it's Members

    Anna Garlin Spencer

  • The eldest early assumed the burdens of wifehood and maternity.

    Fairy Fingers

    Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

  • She is new to wifehood, and she stands a little in awe of Jasper Wilmarth.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas