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housewife

noun [C] uk   /ˈhaʊs.waɪf/ (plural housewives) us  
A2 a woman whose work is inside the home, doing the cleaning, cooking, etc., and who usually does not have any other job
housewifely
adjective uk   /-li/ us  
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