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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

I still don't know what I'm going to be. I love acting. I would love to be an English teacher. I would love to be a housewife and have a chateau in the South of France, I would love to be a singer that travels to cafes around different towns.
Bethany Joy Lenz

I prefer the word 'homemaker' because 'housewife' always implies that there may be a wife someplace else.
Bella Abzug

I'll make a horrible housewife. It's not like I'm disgusting, but I'm pretty bad about having a drink or eating something and then leaving the plate and rushing to go.
Camilla Luddington

The corporate woman has been defined as the 'liberated woman' and I see that as the exact opposite. I think she now is more enslaved, maybe even more than the housewife was; because she's so out of her power, and imitating male power is not female power.
Kenny Loggins

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
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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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