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English definition of “housewife”

housewife

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