Definitions

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  • adjective informal Resembling or characteristic of a housewife.

Etymologies

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housewife +‎ -y

Examples

  • It looks a little "housewifey" to be but in today's political climate, you'll be right in style!

    Core Competency - A Dress A Day

  • Right now it's by my sink looking all sweet and housewifey with the Mrs. Meyers basil dish soap on it.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • This instills guilt - how can I be sitting here writing when I have housewifey things I ought to be doing?

    Odin's Day

  • Right now it's by my sink looking all sweet and housewifey with the Mrs. Meyers basil dish soap on it.

    And Goodwill To All

  • So I have to do housewifey things (the reorganization of my office) in order to not feel like I should be dong housewifey things (because I can't see the house's Problem Areas from my office).

    Odin's Day

  • The other one is my familiarity with a bunch of other languages (and having lived in France and Hong Kong) ... beneath this housewifey exterior lurks a polyglot.

    Guest Blogger Robin Burcell

  • They look very 70s conserative country club housewifey.

    I Am Almost There - A Dress A Day

  • Now, San Antonio, what is so dreadful about "housewifey?"

    Core Competency - A Dress A Day

  • I think it's just that they see it as a threat to their housewifey ways, in much the same way as gay marriage is supposed to be a threat to the institution of marriage.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • I think it's just that they see it as a threat to their housewifey ways, in much the same way as gay marriage is supposed to be a threat to the institution of marriage.

    Today's Daily Schadenfreude

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