Meaning of housewife
Pronunciation: (hous'wīf" or, usually, huz'if for 2), [key]
— n., pl. v., -wives -wifed, -wif•ing.
- a married woman who manages her own household, esp. as her principal occupation.
- a sewing box; a small case or box for needles, thread, etc.
- to manage with efficiency and economy, as a household.
- housewife (Thesaurus)