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Definition of housewife:

  1. A hussy.
  2. A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; - called also hussy.
  3. Alt. of Housewive
  4. The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household.

Synonyms:

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.

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