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Definition of wife:

  1. A woman; an adult female; - now used in literature only in certain compounds and phrases, as alewife, fishwife, goodwife, and the like.
  2. The lawful consort of a man; a woman who is united to a man in wedlock; a woman who has a husband; a married woman; - correlative of husband.

Synonyms:

housewife, mate, better half, the little woman, the missis, matron, helpmeet, marrow, wifey, consort, lady, spouse, the old lady, helpmate, squaw, married woman, dame, ball and chain, madam.

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