Definition of housewife:
womenfolk, wife and mother, home economist, young lady, mistress of a family, lass, homemaker, chief cook and bottlewasher, the fair sex, lady of the house, family manager, female, woman, woman of the house, housekeeper, mistress of the house, wife, girl, home engineer, working girl, womankind.
" But somehow we could not help noticing a young housewife opposite, not more than eighteen or twenty at most, and we could neither of us take our eyes off her, and she, apparently, couldn't take hers off us.- "Stories and Pictures", Isaac Loeb Peretz.
- "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon.
Whether Mr. Landale was actuated by a regard for the rheumatism of his worthy relative, or merely a natural family pride, or by some other and less simple motive, he saw no necessity for informing his docile housewife on the matter.- "The Light of Scarthey", Egerton Castle.