Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the characteristics of a husband.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Frugal; thrifty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a (good) husband.
  • Frugal; thrifty.
  • Frugally; economically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. befitting or characteristic of a husband
  • adj. related to or suited to a husband

Etymologies

husband +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For instance, Hoke's response to Daisy's complaints can easily come across as a father talking to a child, so Falcone said she had to make sure his reactions had a more "husbandly" feeling to draw the right effect.

    thetowntalk.com -

  • When my husband is not here to perform his husbandly duties, so to speak, I need to find my endorphins elsewhere and running delivers them quickly & plentifully.

    The Running Is Hard Edition - SpouseBUZZ

  • Worst Husband Moment: When Charlotte tries to seduce Humbert, the only way he can fulfill his husbandly duties is by staring at a framed picture of Lolita.

    Top 10 Worst Movie Husbands » Scene-Stealers

  • Guiccioli also noisily exercised his husbandly right to sex with Teresa, making Byron intensely jealous.

    If He Has A Mistress, Why Can't She Have...A Mister?

  • Both imposed strict standards of decorum that upheld husbandly authority.

    If He Has A Mistress, Why Can't She Have...A Mister?

  • I can imagine Brand's tweet coming from a place of pure husbandly love.

    A cool Radio 4? What a turn-off | Victoria Coren

  • His visits to the Lord of the Rings slash archive sometimes allowed him to perform with more enthusiasm when discharging his husbandly duties.

    beth/slash/nathan « paper fruit

  • And my sweet little girl, home from daycare since Wednesday while HBF is off doing husbandly things, is determined that my incapacities not interfere with her pursuit of world domination.

    Bad Mother Blues | Her Bad Mother

  • “She said I was to lie back and close my eyes and the earl”—Emma could not quite suppress her shudder—“my husband would simply fold the hem of my nightdress up a few inches—after the lamps were extinguished, of course—and perform his husbandly duty.”

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • “Drilling for oil, digging for gold, performing your husbandly duties?”

    Savages

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