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[ wahyf-lee ]
/ ˈwaɪf li /

adjective, wife·li·er, wife·li·est.

of, like, or befitting a wife.

Nearby words

wife, wife swapping, wife-beater, wifehood, wifelike, wifely, wifey, wiffle, wig, wig out, wig.
Also wifelike.

Origin of wifely

before 900; Middle English wifly, Old English wīflīc. See wife, -ly
Related formswife·li·ness, nounun·wife·ly, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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