Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A housewife.

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  • n. Alternative capitalization of Hausfrau

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

German : Haus, house (from Middle High German hūs, from Old High German) + Frau, wife; see Frau.

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  • Random tidbit, the word hussy is derived from housewife, which used to be something like houswif.

    April 2, 2008

  • Strifewife?

    April 2, 2008

  • I love the way the syllables rhyme. So much more satisfying than housewife.

    April 2, 2008