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Definition of Housewife


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

Housewife Quotations

There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy.
Kat Graham

We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
A. B. Yehoshua

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.
Marilyn Monroe

I had such high expectations of myself. I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know - what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations.
Ann Richards

Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities as being a good housewife; a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may override an interest in their separate development as individuals.
Ann Oakley
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Housewife Translations

housewife in Danish is husmoder
housewife in Dutch is huisvrouw, vrouw des huizes
housewife in German is Hausfrau
housewife in Italian is padrona di casa
housewife in Spanish is ama de casa, ama
housewife in Swedish is husmor, husmoder
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