- a woman, typically a married woman, who keeps house, usually without having paid employment
- Also called: hussy, huswife /ˈhʌzɪf/ chiefly Brit a small sewing kit issued to soldiers
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house•wife /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf/USA pronunciation n. [countable],pl. -wives.
a married woman who manages her own household.
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housewife /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf/ n ( pl -wives)
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