housewifeliness
noun see housewife

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • housewifeliness — See housewifely. * * * …   Universalium

  • housewifeliness — n. careful and skillful management of household affairs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • housewifeliness — house·wife·li·ness …   English syllables

  • housewifeliness — īflēnə̇s lin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being housewifely …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • housewife — noun (plural housewives) Date: 13th century 1. a married woman in charge of a household 2. a pocket size container for small articles (as thread) • housewifeliness noun • housewifely adjective • housewifery noun • housewifey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • housewife — n. (pl. wives) 1 a woman (usu. married) managing a household. 2 a case for needles, thread, etc. Derivatives: housewifely adj. housewifeliness n. Etymology: ME hus(e)wif f. HOUSE + WIFE …   Useful english dictionary

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