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housewife

noun [C] uk   us   /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 job
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housewifely
adjective uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “housewife”
in Korean 주부…
in Arabic رَبّة مَنْزِل…
in Portuguese dona de casa…
in Catalan mestressa de casa…
in Japanese 主婦…
in Italian casalinga…
in Chinese (Traditional) 家庭主婦,家庭婦女…
in Russian домохозяйка…
in Turkish ev hanımı/kadını…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家庭主妇,家庭妇女…
in Polish gospodyni domowa…
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