Housewifely House"wife`ly, a. Pertaining or appropriate to a housewife; domestic; economical; prudent. [1913 Webster]

A good sort of woman, ladylike and housewifely. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • housewifely — [hous′wīf΄lē] adj. of or characteristic of a good housewife; thrifty, orderly, and managing well adv. in the manner of a good housewife …   English World dictionary

  • housewifely — housewife ► NOUN (pl. housewives) ▪ a married woman whose main occupation is caring for her family and running the household. DERIVATIVES housewifely adjective housewifery noun …   English terms dictionary

  • housewifely — adjective related or suited to a housewife housewifely virtues • Similar to: ↑domestic • Derivationally related forms: ↑housewife …   Useful english dictionary

  • housewifely — adjective see housewife …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • housewifely — housewifeliness, n. /hows wuyf lee/, adj. of, like, or befitting a housewife. [1300 50; ME. See HOUSEWIFE, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • housewifely — adjective In the manner of a housewife …   Wiktionary

  • housewifely — ‚haÊŠs‚waɪflɪ adv. in a manner suited to a housewife …   English contemporary dictionary

  • housewifely — house·wife·ly …   English syllables

  • housewifely — house•wife•ly [[t]ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf li[/t]] adj. of, like, or befitting a housewife • Etymology: 1300–50 house′wife li•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • housewifely — /ˈhaʊswaɪfli/ (say howswuyflee) adjective of, like, or befitting a housewife. –housewifeliness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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