For the noun: housewife
Plural form: housewives

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
house•wife /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf/USA pronunciation n. [countable],pl. -wives.

    a married woman who manages her own household.
house•wife•ly, adj. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

housewife /ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf/ n ( pl -wives)
  1. a woman, typically a married woman, who keeps house, usually without having paid employment
  2. Also called: hussy, huswife /ˈhʌzɪf/ chiefly Brit a small sewing kit issued to soldiers

housewifery /ˈhaʊsˌwɪfərɪ -ˌwɪfrɪ/ n

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